Italy won their first match of the Summer Series last time out with a 57-7 victory over Romania.


They will be hoping to take the win and build up some momentum in their World Cup warm-up against Japan, but they are coming up against a strong side.

Japan have beaten Tonga in the Summer Series but narrowly lost to Samoa and were beaten by Fiji.

It's the last match for both teams in this series of warm-ups for the World Cup, which start on 8th September, so it will be the final chance to see their stars on the pitch before the action gets underway.

Japan's first match of the tournament is against Chile on 12th September, while Italy take on Namibia on 9th. Both find themselves in tricky pools and so every game will count to add points to their tally to reach the knock-out rounds.

More like this has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch Italy v Japan on TV and online.

When is Italy v Japan?

Italy v Japan will take place on Saturday 26th August 2023.

The game takes place at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso.

What time is kick-off?

Italy v Japan will kick off at 5:30pm.

Check out all the Rugby World Cup warm-up matches on TV with our comprehensive guide.

What TV channel is Italy v Japan on?

Italy v Japan will not be shown live on terrestrial TV, but fear not! Almost every major Rugby World Cup warm-up match will live streamed on Amazon Prime Video.

Check out all the details below.

How to live stream Italy v Japan online

Italy v Japan will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video.

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Italy squad – team news

Tommaso Allan; Ange Capuozzo, Juan Ignacio Brex, Luca Morisi, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Ivan Nemer, Giamarco Nicotera, Simone Ferrari, Niccolo Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Sebastian Negri, Michele Lamaro (capt), Lorenzo Cannone.

Replacements: Luca Bigi, Danilo Fischetti, Pietro Ceccarelli, Dino Lamb, Giovanni Pettinelli, Manuel Zuliani, Martin Page-Relo, Paolo Oodogwu.

Japan squad – team news

Kotaro Matsushima; Semisi Masirewa, Dylan Riley, Tomoki Osada, Jone Naikabula; Seungshin Lee, Yutaka Nagare; Craig Millar, Shota Horie, Jiwon Gu, Jack Comelsen, Uwe Helu, Michael Leitch, Shota Fukui, Kazauki Himeno (capt).

Replacements: Atsushi Sakate, Keita Inagaki, Asaeli Ai Valu, Amanaki Saumaki, Ben Gunter, Naoto Saito, Rikiya Matsuda, Ryoto Nakamura.

Rugby World Cup warm-up matches this week

Week 5

Friday 25th August 2023

New Zealand v South Africa (7:30pm) Sky Sports Mix

Saturday 26th August 2023

England v Fiji (3:15pm) Amazon Prime Video

Italy v Japan (5:30pm) Amazon Prime Video

Scotland v Georgia (5:30pm) Amazon Prime Video

Ireland v Samoa (7:45pm) Amazon Prime Video

Sunday 27th August 2023

France v Australia (4:45pm) Amazon Prime Video

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