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Italy A see off Tonga

Italy A ran out comfortable 27-16 winners of the Churchill Cup plate final agaisnt Tonga at Worcester.

The Azzurri second string, captained by former Test team skipper and Gloucester lock Marco Bortolami, never looked back after building a 10-3 interval lead.

Fly-half Riccardo Bocchino scored their opening try, and he was followed over the Tongan line by centre Andrea Pratichetti and wing Giovanbattista Venditti.

Scrum-half Tito Tebaldi converted all three touchdowns and kicked two penalties, while Tonga's try-scorers were wing Viliami Iongi and full-back Mateo Malupo.

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