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Match Report – Scotland run riot against Italy


Scotland ended their Six Nations campaign the way they started it with a great win. They were far too good for Italy and got 50 points past the Italians. At the end Scotland beat them 52-10

It was Italy who had the better start to the test with the first points on the board when they won a attacking lineout and started with a maul. Bigi broke free and got over for the try.

Garbisi slotted the conversion over to give the visitors an early 7-0 lead.

Scotland replied almost immediately with a try from Dave Cherry also from a rolling maul. Hogg missed the conversion which reduce Italy lead to only two points.

Scotland took not long to got their second over from the speedster Van der Merwe. It was Jones that broke the line and send Van der Merwe on his marry way.

This gave Scotland the lead in the match for the first time. Italy reduce that with a penalty from Paolo Garbisi, but sadly that would be the last points of the match for the Italians.

The next over the line for the Scots were Darcy Graham, the fullback broke the line to offload to Jones who found Graham again to score for the home side.

Huw Jones was next over after Van der Merwe went down the left to flick a pass to Hogg and found Jones.

This gave Scotland a 24-10 lead. This was also the score the two teams went into the break.

It took Scotland the better part of four minutes after the restart to got another try this time Dave Cherry who was at the end of a maul.

Scott Steele was next over the line for his first try in a Scotland jumper taking the lead to 38-10.

There was two more tries from the home side by Sam Johnson and Van der Merwe going over for his second of the match to take the final score to 52-10.


Scotland: Tries – David Cherry(2), Duhan van der Merwe(2), Darcy Graham, Huw Jones, Scott Steele, Sam Johnson Conversions – Stuart Hogg(6)

Italy: Tries – Luca Bigi Conversions – Paolo Garbisi Penalties – Paolo Garbisi

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