Australia crush Italy 26-7 in autumn Test

Koroibete got two within minutes after half an hour, with Taniela Tupou and Will Genia adding two more after the break to get the Wallabies back on the winning track after last weekend's defeat to Wales in Cardiff.

Australia's wing Marika Koroibete scores a try during the international rugby union test match Italy vs Australia on 17 November 2018 at the Euganeo stadium in Padua. Picture: AFP.

PADUA - Fijian wing Marika Koroibete scored two tries as Australia beat Italy 26-7 in Padua on Saturday to relieve the pressure on under-fire coach Michael Chieka.

Koroibete got two within minutes after half an hour, with Taniela Tupou and Will Genia adding two more after the break to get the Wallabies back on the winning track after last weekend's defeat to Wales in Cardiff.

Italy wing Mattia Bellini got Italy off the mark with a try after the break with Tommaso Allan converting, but the Azzurri fell to their 18th defeat against the Wallabies, and tenth on home soil.