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Wallabies bounce back in Italy

Berrick Barnes put on an exhibition of kicking as Australia battled to a hard-fought 32-14 win over Italy at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Barnes kicked a perfect eight out of eight - six penalties and conversions from tries by Drew Mitchell and Rocky Elsom - but it was far from comfortable for the Wallabies.

The Azzurri pulled to within four points at half-time and a try from Robert Barbieri exposed the visitors' scrum problems once again, but in the end they were strong enough.

Mirco Bergamasco and Luciano Orquera kicked the rest of the home side's points.

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