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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

82'

This is dangerous for the defence as Kyle Steyn bursts through to advance the Scotland attack.

79'

Leonardo Marin comes on.

78'

Tommaso Menoncello comes off.

78'
Conversion

Finn Russell has kicked a conversion.

77'
Try

Scotland are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Sam Skinner picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

77'

Spellbinding play by Matt Fagerson is finished off with a try.

77'

This is dangerous for the defence as Federico Mori bursts through to advance the Italy attack.

75'

Italy decide to make a substitution, with Andrea Zambonin getting some game time.

72'

Italy decide to make a substitution, with Niccolo Cannone being replaced.

72'
Penalty Goal

Paolo Garbisi has kicked a penalty goal.

72'

Italy decide to make a substitution, with Federico Mori getting some game time.

70'

Italy decide to make a substitution, with Louis Lynagh being replaced.

70'

Scotland make a substitution with Jamie Ritchie coming on.

69'

Scotland make a substitution with Rory Darge coming off.

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Scotland make a substitution with Sam Skinner coming on.

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Scotland make a substitution with Grant Gilchrist coming off.

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Scotland make a substitution with Elliot Millar-Mills coming on.

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Scotland make a substitution with Zander Fagerson coming off.

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A gap opened in the defence and Duhan van der Merwe took full advantage.

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Lorenzo Cannone comes on for Italy.

58'

Sebastian Negri leaves the field.

58'

Mirco Spagnolo comes on for Italy.

58'

Danilo Fischetti leaves the field.

58'

Ali Price comes on for Scotland.

58'

George Horne leaves the field.

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Matt Fagerson comes on for Scotland.

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Andy Christie leaves the field.

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Ewan Ashman comes on for Scotland.

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George Turner leaves the field.

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Alec Hepburn comes on for Scotland.

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Pierre Schoeman leaves the field.

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Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Paolo Garbisi kicks the conversion.

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Try

Nothing was going to stop Stephen Varney from scoring as they record the try for Italy.

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What a run here by Ross Vintcent as they get over the gainline!

55'

Giosue Zilocchi comes on.

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Simone Ferrari comes off.

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Gianmarco Lucchesi comes on.

50'

Giacomo Nicotera comes off.

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Stephen Varney comes on.

50'

Martin Page-Relo comes off.

50'

Duhan van der Merwe makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

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Rory Darge makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

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The left post denies Paolo Garbisi from adding the extras.

44'
Try

A clever kick there by Italy allows Louis Lynagh to collect the ball and touch down for the try.

43'

Louis Lynagh makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

43'

Paolo Garbisi played a key part in that try.

43'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

43'

Fabulous play by Italy has led to Ange Capuozzo being able to wriggle through a gap.

39'
Penalty Goal

Martin Page-Relo has kicked a penalty goal.

38'

Fabulous play by Scotland has led to Andy Christie being able to wriggle through a gap.

36'
Penalty Goal

The Italy supporters go wild as Paolo Garbisi successfully kicks the penalty goal.

34'

Finn Russell curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the right.

29'
Try

It's going to take a miracle to stop this Scotland maul...no miracles today as Pierre Schoeman powers over.

27'
Penalty Goal

Finn Russell adds the points for Scotland.

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Conversion

Paolo Garbisi converts the try.

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Try

What a kick! Juan Ignacio Brex takes full advantage to score for Italy.

14'

A gap opened in the defence and Juan Ignacio Brex took full advantage.

14'

Spellbinding play by Martin Page-Relo is finished off with a try.

14'
Conversion

Finn Russell converts the try.

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Try

A series of passes by Scotland results in a try for Kyle Steyn

11'

Blair Kinghorn played a key part in that try.

11'
Conversion

Finn Russell has kicked a conversion.

7'
Try

Scotland are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Zander Fagerson touching down.

5'

The defensive line has been broken as Blair Kinghorn goes through the gap.

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Penalty Goal

Paolo Garbisi has kicked a penalty goal.

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We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Italy v Scotland

Six Nations - Round 4
Sat 9th March 2024, 08:15am CST
Stadio Olimpico

Points Flow Chart

Italy win +2
Italy
Scotland
Italy
Time in lead
Scotland
30
Mins in lead
54
35%
% Of Game In Lead
64%
3%
Possession Last 10 min
97%
3
Points Last 10 min
7

Key Events

Full Time
Russell
77'
31 - 29
Skinner
77'
31 - 27
Garbisi
31 - 22
72'
Garbisi
28 - 22
58'
Varney
26 - 22
56'
Lynagh
21 - 22
43'
Half Time
Page-Relo
16 - 22
38'
Garbisi
13 - 22
34'
Schoeman
27'
10 - 22
Russell
24'
10 - 17
Garbisi
10 - 14
15'
Brex
8 - 14
14'
Russell
12'
3 - 14
Steyn
11'
3 - 12
Russell
7'
3 - 7
Fagerson
5'
3 - 5
Garbisi
3 - 0
1'
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
3.1
6
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.9
10
Entries

Attack Profile

Italy
Scotland
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Defence Profile

Italy
Scotland
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
52%
58%
3-6 secs
21%
28%
6+ secs
21%
11%
79
Rucks Won
129

Last 5 Penalties

51'
65'
68'
71'
74'
Italy
Scotland

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Who Will Win?

On Saturday 9th March, Italy will take on Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico during round four of the Six Nations Championship.

Scotland will enter this clash as the favourites. This is because they’ve now defeated the Azzurri in 13 consecutive matches. That said, Italy cannot be counted out entirely, and the past three matches between the two sides have been close. Backed by their fervent home fans, Italy will hope that this is the year they finally get over the line and defeat Scotland for the first time since 2005.

Think you know which way Italy vs Scotland will go? Vote in our poll.

Head-to-Head

Scotland have won all of the last five meetings between the two teams. During this time, they’ve dominated their opponents. Across these five matches, they’ve averaged 33 points. Meanwhile, Italy have only averaged 15.

Team Form

Scotland endured a mixed 2023. They started the year well, finishing third in the Six Nations after defeating England, Wales and Italy. However, they were placed in a tough pool at the Rugby World Cup and were eliminated at this stage of the tournament, following defeats to both South Africa and Ireland.

Meanwhile, Italy suffered throughout 2023. They lost every match in the 2023 Six Nations, finishing bottom of the table and claiming the wooden spoon in the process. Then, they were eliminated during the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup, where they were heavily beaten by both France (60-7) and New Zealand (96-17). There was reason for optimism for the Azzurri though and they did still finish third in their pool after defeating both Namibia (52-8) and Uruguay (38-17).

Below our team form guide, you can see in-depth stats about how the two sides have performed in their last five games, including stats about the number of tries they’ve scored, their overall points difference and the number of times they’ve scored the first try. We’ve also detailed how often each team has scored the first points in a game and how often they’ve won the race to 10 points.

Player Head-to-Head

Italy vs Scotland fixtures typically bring the best out of the star players on each side. With this in mind, here’s how Tommaso Allan and Ben Healy have performed in recent Italy vs Scotland clashes.

One thing is for certain, if Italy are to win this match then they’ll need a top performance from Allan!

Other Fixtures

Italy vs Scotland is always a key Six Nations fixture. However, several other important matches are also taking place at both club and international level.

Take a look at all of the latest fixtures and results right here.

When was the first Italy vs Scotland match? When was the first Italy vs Scotland match?

The first Italy vs Scotland match took place in 1996 at Murrayfield. Scotland won this match 29-22.

Who has won more games, Italy or Scotland? Who has won more games, Italy or Scotland?

Since 1996, Italy and Scotland have faced each other 36 times. Scotland have won 28 of these clashes, while Italy have won eight.

When did Italy first beat Scotland? When did Italy first beat Scotland?

Italy first defeated Scotland in 1998. This was only the second meeting between the two sides, and the first match held on Italian soil. Italy triumphed 25-21 at Stadio Comunale Monigo in Treviso.

Does the winner of Italy vs Scotland receive a trophy? Does the winner of Italy vs Scotland receive a trophy?

Yes. The winner of Italy vs Scotland is presented with the Cuttitta Cup. This trophy is named after Massimo Cuttitta, a former Italian captain and Scotland scrum coach.

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