Canada crushed

Italy slaughtered Canada 41-6 in the battle of the minnows on Saturday.

Winger Marko Stanojevic scored two tries before being sent to the sin bin late in the game.

Two Ander Monro penalties gave Canada an early lead but Italy captain Marco Bortolami scored a try as his side hit back to lead 13-6 at the break.

Four rapid second half tries put Italy on top with Alessandro Zanni, Martin Castrogiovanni and Stanojevic all going over.

David Bortolussi kicked 16 points before Stanojevic and team-mate Carlo Festuccia were both sent to the sinbin.