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Castrogiovanni: We must be perfect

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni says the Azzurri will have to play the perfect game if they are to upset England on Saturday.

The Azzurri go into the RBS 6 Nations clash at Twickenham looking for the type of battling performance that almost saw them upset Ireland last weekend.

Castrogiovanni plies his trade with Leicester in England, recently agreeing a new deal with the Tigers, and knows just what a tough examination lies ahead. He said: "England won in Wales and proved to be in great form. I believe they will battle with France to win the title. But we are going there convinced we can play a great game."

He added: "We do, however, have to be careful as many times we have done very well in our opening game only to follow that up with a big loss.

"We have to go out on the pitch without thinking too much about what England will do. We have to respect them but think of doing our job and try to go out and win.

"In Europe, they are the team that respects us most."


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