20th September 10:54 AM
Tedesco to start at fullback against the Bati tonight
By Semi Turaga
Friday 10/11/2017
James Tedesco will return to fullback for Italy tonight against the Bati

The Italy rugby league team is pulling out all the stops for their match against the Vodafone Fiji Bati as star player, James Tedesco will return to fullback for the match tonight.

Mirco Bergamasco who played 89 rugby union Tests for Italy before switching codes has also been included in the 21‑man squad.

Despite a slow start to their campaign, Italy has found the form which so many expected from them earlier in the competition after they confidently beat the USA Eagles 46‑0.

Italy will also look to win against Fiji as they bid farewell to former Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese who is expected to run out for the final game of his career against the Bati.

But Fiji will be looking for a win to qualify for the quarters and even a narrow defeat would be enough for them to progress to a quarter‑final against the loser of New Zealand and Tonga.

The Vodafone Fiji Bati will take on Italy at 9.40 tonight.

New Zealand faces Tonga at 5pm tomorrow while Samoa and Scotland meet 8pm tomorrow.

Australia will play Lebanon at 10pm tomorrow. 

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