So normal service was resumed as New Zealand beat Italy by 76-14. The Italians showed New Zealand too much respect in the opening 20 minutes and the Kiwis took full advantage and were out of sight. But as the game wore on the men in blue gained in confidence and took the game to the All Blacks. This did enough to slow the points haul but New Zealand were worthy winners and fully lived up to their favourites tag. Italy can hold their heads up high and now look forward to the match against Scotland which will certainly decide who will finish second in pool C unless there is to be another major upset from Romania or Portugal a huge ask.