'A massive threat': Crowley says Italy braced for battle against Uruguay

  • Italy coach wary of challenge posed by Los Teros in Nice
  • 'The tier two countries are getting a hell of a lot closer'

The Italy head coach, Kieran Crowley, believes Uruguay will pose a "massive threat" when the sides meet at Stade de Nice on Wednesday.

After an inspirational display by Los Terosagainst France last Thursday in Lille, when they trailed by a single point after 55 minutes before losing 27-12, the Azzurri coach is not merely being polite.

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