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Ghiraldini calls on Italy to cut out errors in vital clash

Italy v Canada

By Staff Reporter

Leonardo Ghiraldini has warned Italy not to over-hype their pivotal World Cup clash with Canada.

Leicester hooker Ghiraldini admits Italy will be out of quarter-final contention if they suffer defeat to the Canucks at Elland Road today after losing 32-10 to France last week.

The 30-year-old is refusing to brand Italy's second World Cup encounter their biggest-ever match however, calling on Jacques Brunel's men to keep their heads in battle.

Italy will again be without talismanic captain Sergio Parisse, the No.8 still battling to recover after suffering a haematoma on his calf.

"There are four matches and we can't be saying that this is the match of our lives," said Ghiraldini.

"We know after the match against France that if we want to qualify we have to win.

"We need to deserve our win and it is important we eradicate the errors from last weekend."

Pool D: Elland Road, Leeds, 2.30pm (ITV)

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