Italy's 53-17 win over Russia is biggest ever

Sep 21, 2011, 09:08 IST | Nelson

Italy hammered debutants Russia 53-17 yesterday to keep their World Cup hopes alive with their biggest ever win in the tournament.

Italy hammered debutants Russia 53-17 yesterday to keep their World Cup hopes alive with their biggest ever win in the tournament.

The Six Nations team raced out of the blocks with six tries in the first half before Russia recovered with a vastly improved second period.

The bonus-point win keeps Italy in the running for the quarter-finals.

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