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Elland Road 2.30pm ITALY v CANADA Leonardo Ghiraldini has warned Italy not to over-hype their pivotal World Cup clash with Canada.

Leicester hooker Ghiraldini admits Italy will be out of quarter-final contention if they suffer defeat to the Canucks at Elland Road.

The 30-year-old is refusing to brand Italy's second World Cup encounter their biggest-ever match however, calling on Jacques Brunel's men to keep their heads in battle.

Italy will again be without talismanic captain Sergio Parisse, the No.8 still battling to recover after suffering a calf haematoma.

"There are four matches and we can't be saying that this is the match of our lives," said Ghiraldini. "We know it will be physically tough."

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 26, 2015
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