LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Six Nations

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Thumb_scotland-ed Scotland

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 22 February 2014 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sat, 22 February 2014 - 15h30
Venue : Rome
Referee : Steve Walsh (Australia)
Match status : Result
  Italy Scotland
Tries Tommaso Allan (39min) and Joshua Furno (70min)
Penalties Tommaso Allan (13min) and Tommaso Allan (32min)
Conversions Tommaso Allan (40min) and Luciano Orquera (72min) Duncan Weir (68min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs Duncan Weir (79min)
Commentary
Minute Commentary

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80

Italy take the restart quickly but Scotland get the ball off the park and that's FULL-TIME! Scotland have stolen it at the death, Weir the hero!

79

Denton secures the ball at the back of the scrum. It goes to Weir in the pocket and he slots the DROP-GOAL!

78

The Scottish forwards pick and go, setting up a drop-goal perhaps. It'll be a scrum for Scotland in the middle of the field just outside the 22. What drama in Rome!

76

Scotland regain possession through a scrum just outside the 22 after an Italy error.

74

Scotland again are too predictable on attack and lose ground before miscommunication sees Gray's pass go into touch.

73

Scotland pile on the pressure from the restart and Parisse loses the ball forward.

72

Orquera takes his time and lands the crucial CONVERSION to edge Italy back in front!

70

TRY! McLean and Sarto ignite the crowd with strong runs and Furno scores in the right-hand corner. What a response - 18-all.

68

Dunbar scores a sensational set-piece TRY - his second - after a great run and offload by Lamont and a good offload by Cusiter. Weir kicks the CONVERSION and Scotland lead by five!

65

Italy are into the 22 for what must be the first time in the second half after a high ball fell favourably for Allan but the ball pops out and Scotland clear.

63

Scotland bash their way back into the 22. Weir drops back for a drop but good pressure sees him trapped well behind the gainline and Italy get the scrum feed.

62

A good kick by Weir and an even better chase by Evans put Italy right back in their 22 and they barely clear their line.

59

Weir does well to pin Italy deep in their half but Beattie is penalised, which allows Italy to escape with ease.

57

Italy are losing their way a bit but a rare Hogg mistake - kicking out on the full - gives Italy good field position. They can't capitalise though as they knock-on.

55

Laidlaw misses the conversion.

54

Gori knocks on due to excellent pressure. Scotland go wide from the turnover ball and Dunbar is in for the TRY in the right-hand corner!

52

Scotland earn a penalty for their efforts and Laidlaw opts for a quick tap. It's a decision he's made to rue as a knock-on creeps in.

51

Dunbar almost punches a whole through the defence from the line-out. Lamont powers into the 22 and Gray continues the momentum. The Scots are relentless but they can't breach the white line.

48

It's another big Italy scrum but Scotland get the penalty.

47

Play is stopped as Castrogiovanni receives attention. The big man is ready to continue after he knocked on.

46

PENALTY! Fusaro gets over the ball to win a penalty and Laidlaw adds the three points.

43

Scott uses his strength to bump off Allan but an all too predictable attack ends in a scrum feed for Italy.

41

Allan, who's scored all 13 of Italy's points, starts the second stanza!

40

Parisse picks up from the back and makes good headway. It's quick ball to Allan who runs a good angle to score the opening TRY! He adds the CONVERSION and Italy lead 13-3 at HALF-TIME!

38

Lawson goes over the top to Beattie at the line-out but Italy are given a scrum feed after a maul.

37

Good work on the kick-chase win Italy a penalty and set-up an attacking line-out inside the 22. Furno breaks blind from the set-piece and powers towards the line but he's taken into touch.

35

Scott makes a strong run to put Scotland on the frontfoot. The visitors build phases but aren't making ground so Hogg forces the issue with an offload, which is knocked on.

32

Scotland secure a turnover but Weir holds on to long on the counter attack before he throws it into no man's land. Italy run it back and Scotland are pinged at the breakdown. They get a warning as Allan edges Italy back in front with a PENALTY!

29

Italy gain some easy yards with their forwards before a wayward pass is picked up by Wilson. Scotland go wide where Beattie is isolated and penalised on the deck.

27

It's a huge scrum by Italy and they are rewarded with a penalty - a fourth at the set-piece. Allan though is wide to the right off the tee.

25

McLean is full of running and wins good ground. Seymour goes for an intercept and while he's unsuccessful, the pressure results in a knock-on.

23

PENALTY! Scotland patiently chip away without really threatening but they do milk a penalty, which allows Laidlaw to level the scores.

20

Scotland have to tidy up in their 22 after Scotland stripped them of the ball and Allan finds touch.

17

Hogg is in the action again with a huge touch finder but Scotland are blown up at the line-out.

15

Weir is thumped behind the gainline by Garcia. Hogg tries to break the line only to knock-on in contact.

13

It's a third straight scrum penalty for Italy. This time Italy win their line-out ball and bash into the 22. The pressure results in a Scotland infringement and Allan opens the scoring with a PENALTY!

9

The game opens up a bit with Scotland taking it through the hands before a knock-on spoils the movement after a strong run by Lamont.

6

Italy win their second scrum penalty and Hamilton steals the line-out - contrasting fortunes in the set pieces as McLean wins ground with a good touch finder.

4

Weir floats a long pass to Seymour who kicks into the in-goal area but it's too far.

3

Scotland snatch the line-out and get the penalty so an encouraging turnaround for the hosts.

2

Scotland knock-on from the kick-off and concede a scrum penalty - not the way they wanted to start the game.

0

Weir gets the game underway in good conditions!

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Both teams have lost both their games so far in the tournament, so they will be desperate in what will be their best chance for a win.

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Scotland beat Italy twice last year, but Italy have won the last three times they faced Scotland in Rome, so home ground advantage could be key today.

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Welcome to live coverage of the Six Nations clash between Italy and Scotland in Rome. This match has been dubbed as the Wooden Spoon play-off, so both teams will be pumped up for this one.
Italy
Players
15 Luke McLean
14 Angelo Esposito
13 Michele Campagnaro
12 Gonzalo Garcia
11 Leonardo Sarto
10 Luciano Orquera
9 Tito Tebaldi
8 Sergio Parisse
7 Robert Barbieri
6 Joshua Furno
5 Marco Bortolami
4 Quintin Geldenhuys
3 Lorenzo Cittadini
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
1 Matias Aguero

Substitutes
23 Andrea Masi
22 Tommaso Allan
21 Edoardo Gori
20 Paul Derbyshire
19 George Biagi
18 Alberto De Marchi
17 Michele Rizzo
16 Davide Giazzon
Scotland
Players
15 Stuart Hogg
14 Sean Maitland
13 Nick de Luca
12 Peter Horne
11 Tommy Seymour
10 Duncan Weir
9 Henry Pyrgos
8 Adam Ashe
7 Chris Fusaro
6 Robert Harley
5 Grant Gilchrist
4 Tim Swinson
3 Geoff Cross
2 Ross Ford
1 Alasdair Dickinson

Substitutes
23 Peter Murchie
22 Dougie Fife
21 Grayson Hart
20 Tyrone Holmes
19 Jonny Gray
18 Euan Murray
17 Moray Low
16 Kevin Bryce