Scotland vs Italy LIVE Rugby Results and Updates from the Six Nations clash at Murrayfield
Scotland can secure third place in the 2023 Six Nations if they secure a bonus points win over Italy on home soil at Murrayfield this afternoon.
The Scottish Championship got off to a promising start as they continued their recent Calcutta Cup dominance over England before ending their hoodoo against Wales to enter the first week of rest with their Grand Slam ambitions.
Gregor Townsend then saw his troops slip to back-to-back defeats to France and Ireland despite decent performances in both games. A win over Italy would cap a solid six en route to a daunting World Cup group, but a shock defeat would undermine much of the work they’ve done to this point.
The Azzurri showed many positive signs in their first three games of this championship, but a victorious game against a struggling Welsh side saw them underperform and slide to a frustrating defeat, giving them just another chance to save their Six Nations campaign.
Follow live coverage of the first game of Six Nations Super Saturday below:
PENALTY! Scotland 0-3 ITALY (Tommaso Allan penalty, 8 minutes)
Indeed he does. From right of center inside the Scotland 22, Allan puts Italy ahead.
Harry Latham-CoyleMarch 18, 2023 12:38 p.m
Scotland 0-0 Italy, 6 minutes
That’s a statement of intent from the Italian Maul – they’re marching forward while Scotland fights to legally stop them. George Turner is punished for falling under it and with the advantage coming, Italy spread it.
Two more criminal offenses against Scotland – could Angus Gardner consider a card? No, just back for the penalty as Juan Ignacio Brex’s long shot dodged Simone Gesi.
Italy is not tempted to try the alley again; Tommaso Allan will surely go through the three this time.
Harry Latham-CoyleMarch 18, 2023 12:37 p.m
Scotland 0-0 Italy, 5 minutes
Breaching a defensive collapse gives Italy another penalty in a not dissimilar position but Paolo Garbisi takes charge and is set to stab the Scottish 22.
Nice kick. Giacomo Nicotera will throw 12 meters.
Harry Latham-CoyleMarch 18, 2023 12:35 p.m
Penalty missed! Scotland 0-0 Italy, 4 minutes
Not the best starts off the tee from Tommaso Allan, once Scotland U20. Some carbines and from 40 meters to the left.
Harry Latham-CoyleMarch 18, 2023 12:34
Scotland 0-0 Italy, 2 minutes
Juan Ignacio Brex carves on an outside arc before straightening, held up well by a crabbing kinghorn. Tommaso Allan enters the first receiver and starts an up-and-under.
A few more kicks and Italy gets the better of the ball as Scotland make contact. Danilo Fischetti cuts in after Scotland’s first clarifiers failed to protect an attacked Duhan van der Merwe. Italy has the first attempt to start scoring.
Harry Latham-CoyleMarch 18, 2023 12:33 p.m
Scotland 0-0 Italy, 1 minute
Sharp start from Jack Dempsey catching and flapping to find Italy a little short on the left allowing Duhan van der Merwe to slam up the touchline.
Scotland will soon test Italy’s aerial skills. A few stages later, Italy also looks to the skies when Blair Kinghorn smashes with a juggler, launching a useful touch finder from his own 22. Italy’s formation in their own half.
Harry Latham-CoyleMarch 18, 2023 12:31
Here we go …
The best part of seven hours of almost uninterrupted rugby lies ahead – are you ready?
Paolo Garbisi is the opening act on this Super Saturday. The Italian team has the ball, Angus Gardner is whistling and Scotland vs Italy is underway!
Harry Latham-CoyleMarch 18, 2023 12:30 p.m
Scotland vs Italy match officials
Referee: Angus Gardner (Aus)
ARs: Matthew Carley (Eng) & Craig Evans (Whale)
Harry Latham-CoyleMarch 18, 2023 12:28 p.m
Flower of Scotland
Ben Healy is delivering what I believe is his first rendition of Flower of Scotland on the field – the Irish-born fly-half qualifies through his Scottish mother and it will be a mighty proud day for the whole Healy family.
Typically delightful from the Murrayfield Choir.
Harry Latham-CoyleMarch 18, 2023 12:28 p.m
Scotland vs Italy – Il Canto degli Italiani
Much of the Italian team hits their hearts with their right fists. Danilo Fischetti closes his eyes and lifts his chin, a melodious performance of the notes before opening his eyelids and mouth to roar the final crescendo.
Harry Latham-CoyleMarch 18, 2023 12:26 p.m
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