Giovanbattista Venditti scores Italy’s second try  during the Six Nations match at Murrayfield. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Scotland 19 Italy 22Scotland are staring at their fourth Wooden Spoon in 11 years after their late collapse handed Italy a dramatic victory at Murrayf(...)

Scotland’s Peter Horne is one of four changes to the Scotland team which faces Italy. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Inpho

Glasgow’s Peter Horne has been given the nod to replace suspended outhalf Finn Russell for Scotland’s RBS Six Nations clash with Italy on Saturday.Rus(...)

Scotland’s Finn Russell has had his appeal against a two-week ban turned down after he took out opposite number Dan Biggar in the air. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Finn Russell will miss Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy after his appeal against a two-week ban was thrown out by tournament bosses.A Six Nat(...)

Scotland outhalf Finn Russell was handed a two-week ban for this tackle on Wales outhalf  Dan Biggar during the Six Nations match  at Murrayfield. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

The Scottish Rugby Union intends to appeal the two-week suspension handed down to Scotland outhalf Finn Russell for his tackle on Wales’ Dan Biggar d(...)

Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip stands for the National Anthem against France. He was substituted after 60 minutes with a back injury. Photograph:  James Crombie/ Inpho

Jamie Heaslip will miss Ireland’s next Six Nations Championship match against England at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday week after scans revealed that(...)

Wales’ Jonathan Davies runs through to score a try against Scotland during the  Six Nations match at  Murrayfield. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Scotland 23 Wales 26Wales claimed an eighth successive victory over Scotland as they revived their Six Nations title hopes following a thrilling win a(...)

Scotland outhalf Finn Russell will need to be pivotal against Wales on Sunday if they are to recover from last week’s defeat in Paris. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Two teams face each other at Murrayfield on Sunday on the back of opening-round defeats, but there is a marked difference in their psyches.Scotland h(...)

Finn Russell of Scotland charges upfield during the  Six Nations defeat to   France  at Stade de France  in Paris. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Outhalf Finn Russell lamented Scotland’s lack of discipline as they went down 15-8 to France in their Six Nations opener in Paris. Dougie Fife scored (...)

Camille Lopez kicked 15 points as France ground out a 15-8 win over Scotland at the Stade De France. (Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland)

France 15 Scotland 8 France looked set for a difficult Six Nations campaign after labouring to a 15-8 home win against Scotland in their openin(...)

Blair Cowan is one of the three players in the Scottish side to play France at Stade de France who will be playing in the Six Nations for the first time. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho. 1:52

France v Scotland, Stade de France, Saturday, 5pm   Scotland will hand Six Nations debuts to Finn Russell, Mark Bennett and Blair Cowa(...)