After hosts France and three-time champions New Zealand opened the tournament last night, Pool A continues with a relaxed lunchtime game at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Italy head into the World Cup after back-to-back warm-up wins over Romania and Japan, followed by a loss to Ireland in Dublin, having endured a miserable, winless Six Nations campaign.
And with some big tests ahead, the Azzurri are expected to win again today against a Namibian side that lost in their first warm-up test to Uruguay – also in Pool A – before beating Chile, who qualified for the first time and were defeated by the Vodacom Bulls of the URC.
A 36-0 win over Kenya in last year’s Rugby Africa Cup final secured a seventh consecutive World Cup berth for tiny Namibia, which has never won a game on the biggest stage.
Italy have taken part in every World Cup since the first edition in 1987 but have never progressed beyond the group stage and would need a few big upsets for that to change this time.
Where to watch Italy vs Namibia?
TV channel: In the UK, today’s game will be broadcast live and free on ITV1, with coverage starting at 11:30am BST ahead of kick-off at 12pm.
Live broadcast: Fans can also watch the game live and free online via the ITV website and ITVX app.
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