Winger Marko Stanojevic scored two tries but was later sent off as Italy comfortably defeated Canada.
Stanojevic endured a mixed day in Italy's victory
Two Ander Monro penalties gave Canada an early lead but Italy captain Marco Bortolami scored a try as his side hit back to lead 13-6 at the break.
Four rapid second half tries put Italy on top with Alessandro Zanni, Martin Castrogiovanni and Stanojevic scoring.
David Bortolussi kicked 16 points before Stanojevic and team-mate Carlo Festuccia were both sent to the sinbin.