Italy 20 Scotland 36: Scotland finally get over the line against Italy
Scots end Six Nations losing streak with deserved victory in Rome
Italy’s Mattia Bellini and Gonzalo Garcia in action against Scotland’s Stuart Hogg in Rome. Photo: Peter Cziborra/Reuters
Captain Greig Laidlaw kicked Scotland to a 36-20 victory over Italy in a ferocious Six Nations match in Rome on Saturday, their first victory in the tournament for two years.
Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell was sent to the sin bin and Italy lock Marco Fuser barrelled over the line but scrumhalf Laidlaw continued to punish Italian indiscipline with his reliable boot and Tommy Seymour’s late try sealed victory.