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Chaos ensues as off-field substitute is caught up in try scoring opportunity

BY Jack Tunney  ·  Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

There has been a lot of discussions in recent times surrounding the impact that substitutions are expected to have. One such discussion currently is surrounding the 7-1 split that the Springboks are once again looking to utilise against Ireland this weekend. Well, tactical substitutions aside, there’s been a very different style of impact from the bench in the Italy vs Uruguay match.

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Clearly unaware of the game around him, Italian player Alessandro Fusco found himself caught up in the midst of a try-scoring opportunity as he absent-mindedly warmed up on the Uruguayan try line.

Facing the opposite direction, he found himself on the receiving end of a delicate through ball from Ange Capuozzo; a ball that would have made Italian football player, Andrea Pirlo proud.

Lineups:

Italy
15 Capuozzo
14 Pani
13 Ignacio
12 Garbisi
11 Ioane
10 Allan
9 Garbisi
1 Fischetti
2 Nicotera
3 Riccioni
4 Cannone
5 Ruzza
6 Negri
7 Lamaro
8 Cannone

Substitutes
16 Zani
17 Nemer
18 Ceccarelli
19 Lamb
20 Zuliani
21 Pettinelli
22 Fusco
23 Odogwu

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Uruguay:
15 Amaya
14 Mieres
13 Inciarte
12 Vilaseca
11 Freitas
10 Etcheverry
9 Arata
1 Sanguinetti
2 Kessler
3 Peculo
4 Aliaga
5 Leindekar
6 Ardao
7 Civetta
8 Diana

Substitutes
16 Pujadas
17 Gattas
18 Arbelo
19 Dotti
20 Deus
21 Ormaechea
22 Berchesi
23 Basso

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