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'No north-south divide' as Wallabies survive scare

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Australia coach Robbie Deans admitted rugby's north-south divide is shrinking after Italy took the Wallabies to within three points of a major upset in a 22-19 win for the visitors. 

Australia’s fly-half Kurtley Beale grapples for the ball during the match against Italy. The Wallabies won 22-19. Australia came to Florence, the scene of a 32-14 win over the Italians in 2010, on the back of an encouraging 20-14 win over England at Twickenham which made amends for a 33-6 thrashing to France a fortnight ago.

Australia came to Florence, the scene of a 32-14 win over the Italians in 2010, on the back of an encouraging 20-14 win over England at Twickenham which made amends for a 33-6 thrashing to France a fortnight ago.

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