Italy were looking to keep their World Cup hopes alive against the United States on Tuesday, while French players denied there had been an “uprising” in their camp against coach Marc Lievremont. Nick Mallett’s Six Nations wooden spoonists were preparing to take on the United States in Nelson in a vital Pool C match. A win, preferably with the maximum five points for scoring four tries or more would set the Italians up nicely for a tilt at Ireland in Wellington on Sunday with the winner going forward to the quarter-finals. The day’s other game saw the first ever World Cup clash between two teams from eastern Europe with Georgia and Romania both bent on grabbing the win that would turn tournament failure into success. There was further intrigue in the French camp at Auckland with former skipper Lionel Nallet denying reports there had been a players “uprising” against Lievremont. “I have been hearing stories, rumours about little uprisings by the players and a lot of nonsense like that,” said Nallet who was the French captain under Lievremont from January 2008 until March 2009. “At the moment there is a very good atmosphere in our squad and we are all…
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