Autumn internationals: New Zealand crush Italy 68-10 in Rome

Italy v New Zealand
Wyatt Crockett scores the fifth of New Zealand's 10 tries against Italy
Autumn international
Italy (3) 10
Tries: Boni Con: Allan Pen: Canna
New Zealand (35) 68
Tries: Fekitoa (2), Faumuina, Tuipulotu, Dagg, Crockett, Luatua, Dixon, Ioane, Naholo Cons: Cruden (7), Sopoaga (2)

World champions New Zealand bounced back from their surprise defeat by Ireland to crush Italy 68-10 in Rome.

Malakai Fekitoa scored two of his side's 10 tries at the Stadio Olimpico.

Their other tries came from Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipulotu, Israel Dagg, Wyatt Crockett, Steve Luatua, Elliot Dixon, Rieko Ioane and Waisake Naholo.

The All Blacks rested several key players after the 40-29 defeat by Ireland in Chicago on 5 November.

Italy's only try came from Tommaso Boni.

New Zealand face Ireland again on 19 November in Dublin, while Italy host South Africa in Florence on the same day.

Elsewhere, Virimi Vakatawa scored a hat-trick as France thumped Samoa 52-8 in Toulouse.

The hosts scored seven tries, with Yoann Huget, Charles Ollivon and Gael Fickou also crossing before a late penalty try.

Samoa's points came from a Patrick Fa'apale penalty and Rey Lee-Lo's try.

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