World Cup Diary: Italy unshaken by Irish shock win; Scots pitch in for rebuilding Christchurch

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Ireland's 15-6 upset of Australia will not change Italy's approach to their remaining pool matches.

Following their opening game defeat to the Wallabies, the Italians believe they need to win all their matches to have any chance of reaching the quarter-finals.

Prop Martin Castrogiovanni, who could win his 80th cap against Russia tomorrow, said: "It changes nothing for us," adding that it proved European teams were good enough to beat southern hemisphere opposition. Italy also face the United States on 27 September before a potentially pivotal match with Ireland on 2 October in Dunedin.

Scots pitch in for rebuilding Christchurch

Scotland visited Christchurch on Saturday, making a donation of £45,000 to help towards the rebuilding of the earthquake-devastated city.

Head coach Andy Robinson and Scottish Rugby Union president Ian McLauchlan led a six-man delegation which included Scotland captain Alastair Kellock.

McLauchlan felt it was important Scotland made a contribution. The money could be used to help sporting development in the city. "It's a token really of how the Scottish people feel for the people of Christchurch," he said.

"If it brings forward a couple of All Blacks, great. It would be absolutely wonderful."

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