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Masi back for Italy

Andrea Masi returns at full-back in Italy's only change for Sunday's World Cup showdown with Ireland at Otago Stadium.

Masi replaces Luke McLean, who started Tuesday's 27-10 victory over the United States.

Sergio Parisse captains Italy for the 35th time, two short of the national record of 37.

The Azzurri are searching for a third successive win at the World Cup and know that victory over Ireland will book their place in the quarter-finals at the expense of Sunday's opponents.

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