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Italy beat Scotland in a thrilling encounter at the Guinness Six Nations

Italy Seals Historic Home Win, Dashes Scotland’s Title Hopes

Italy clinched their first Six Nations home victory since 2013, withstanding late pressure to halt Scotland’s title aspirations in a dramatic match in Rome.

The Azzurri, who hadn’t won a home game in the tournament since 2013 and hadn’t defeated Scotland in their last 13 encounters, capitalized on their close match against France in their previous outing.

Gonzalo Quesada’s team capitalized on their momentum to secure their second win of the championship, dealing a blow to Scotland’s title hopes.

Despite a thrilling finish, Italy managed to avoid history repeating itself as fly-half Paulo Garbisi, who narrowly missed a game-winning kick against France, secured the victory with a penalty.

Louis Lynagh and Stephen Varney added tries for Italy, while Scotland’s Pierre Schoeman and Sam Skinner responded with tries of their own.

Scotland’s chances of a title win dwindled as they suffered a second-half collapse, compounded by missed opportunities and penalties. Despite their efforts, they were unable to mount a comeback in the dying moments of the game.

With Ireland’s loss to England, Scotland’s hopes for the title remained mathematically possible, but they would need significant results in their favor in the final round of matches.




Capuozzo, Lynagh, Brex, Menoncello, Ioane, P Garbisi, Page-Relo, Fischetti, Nicotera, Ferrari, N Cannone, Ruzza, Negri, Lamaro, Vintcent.

Replacements: Lucchesi, Spagnolo, Zilocchi, Zambonin, L Cannone, Varney, Marin, Mori.


Kinghorn, Steyn, Jones, Redpath, Van Der Merwe, Russell, Horne, Schoeman, Turner, Z Fagerson, Gilchrist, Cummings, Christie, Darge, Dempsey.

Replacements: Ashman, Hepburn, Millar-Mills, Skinner, Ritchie, M Fagerson, Price, Rowe.


Italy (16) 31

Try: Brex (15′), Lynagh (44′), Varney (57′)

Conversion: P Garbisi (16′, 59′)

Penalty: P Garbisi (2′, 35′, 73′), Page-Relo (39′)

Scotland (22) 29

Try: Fagerson (6′), Steyn (12′), Schoeman (28′), Skinner (78′)

Conversion: Russell (8′, 13′, 78′)

Penalty: Russell (24′)

Man of the match: Juan Ignacio Brex (Italy)

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

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