Scotland vs Italy live stream: How to watch the Six Nations game online today

Scotland can secure third place in the 2023 Six Nations if they secure a bonus points win over Italy on home soil at BT Murrayfield.

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.

Here’s everything you need to know about the fortification.

When is Scotland vs Italy and what TV channel is it on?

The game will kick off at 12.30pm BST on Saturday 18th March. It will be shown on both BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

What’s new from the team?

Scotland have made four changes to their starting XV, with Ollie Smith and Blair Kinghorn replacing the injured Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell.

They join an otherwise unchanged lineup at the back, including top try scorers from tournament center Huw Jones. Forwards include Sam Skinner and Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson was benched and Richie Gray was injured. Cameron Redpath is ready for his first appearance of the tournament as he starts off the bench.

Italy also changed their starting XI four times. Exciting young flier Simone Gesi joins Edoardo Padovani from matchday 23 on the wing and Alessandro Fusco is in the scrum half with Stephen Varney.

As for the forwards, Marco Riccioni starts on support and Edoardo Iachizzi is on suspension while Niccolo Cannone falls to the bench.

Scotland v Italy lineups

Scotland: Ollie Smith; Kyle Steyn, Huw Jones, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe; Blair Kinghorn, Ben White; Pierre Schoeman, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Sam Skinner, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Jack Dempsey.

Substitute: Ewan Ashman, Rory Sutherland, WP Nel, Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, Ali Price, Ben Healy, Cameron Redpath

Italy: Tommaso Alan; Pierre Bruno, Juan Ignacio Brex, Tommaso Menoncello, Simone Gesi; Paolo Garbisi, Alessandro Fusco; Danilo Fischetti, Giacomo Nicotera, Marco Riccioni, Edoardo Iachizzi, Federico Ruzza, Sebastian Negri, Michele Lamaro, Lorenzo Cannone.

Substitute: Marco Manifredi, Federrico Zani, Pietro Ceccarelli, Niccolo Cannone, Giovanni Pettinelli, Manuel Zuliani, Alessandro Garbisi, Luca Morisi.


Scotland – 1/10

Tie – 45/1

Italy – 6/1 Scotland vs Italy live stream: How to watch the Six Nations game online today

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