10 Nov 2013

Wallabies crush Italy in Rome

5:38 am on 10 November 2013

Two tries from Nick Cummins helped Australia recover from an early deficit to thrash Italy 50-20 in their rugby test at the Stadio Olimpico.

The winger struck in the 31st and 50th minutes as Ewen McKenzie's side bounced back from their defeat by England at Twickenham last weekend with a commanding display.

Tries from Ben Mowen, Tevita Kuridrani, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Joe Tomane and Israel Folau completed the rout against a spirited Italy side who scored the game's first try through Australian-born fullback Luke McClean.

The hosts led 10-0 before the Wallabies took over, although Italy never gave up and added second-half tries through Lorenzo Cittadini and Tommaso Allan.