Scotland end Six Nations losing streak

Stuart Hogg on the attack for Scotland

Scotland earned their first victory of the 2016 Six Nations Championship by beating Italy 20-36 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

The victory for Scotland is their first in the Six Nations championship since February 2014 as they had lost their last nine matches in the tournament.

The result moves Scotland above Ireland and into fourth place in the standings.

The win for the Scots followed defeats to England and Wales this year and leaves winless Italy the favourites for the wooden spoon.

Scotland scored three tries to two with captain Greig Laidlaw adding 21 points with the boot as his side ended a nine-match Six Nations losing streak.

More to follow.

Final Score Italy 20 (10) Scotland 36 (17)

Scorers

Italy
Tries – Ghiraldini, Fuser
Pen – Haimona (2)
Con – Haimona (2)
Drop –

Scotland
Tries – Barclay, Hardie, Seymour
Pen – Laidlaw (5)
Con – Laidlaw (3)
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee: Jaco Peyper (RSA)

Teams

Italy

David Odiete; Leonardo Sarto, Michele Campagnaro, Gonzalo Garcia, Mattia Bellini; Kelly Haimona, Edoardo Gori; Sergio Parisse (capt), Alessandro Zanni, Francesco Minto; Joshua Furno, Marco Fuser; Lorenzo Cittadini, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Andrea Lovotti

Replacements: Davide Giazzon, Matteo Zanusso, Martin Castrogiovanni, Valerio Bernabo, Andries Van Schalkwyk, Guglielmo Palazzani, Edoardo Padovani, Andrea Pratichetti

Scotland

Stuart Hogg; Tommy Seymour, Mark Bennett, Duncan Taylor, Tim Visser; Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw (capt); Ryan Wilson, John Hardie, John Barcley; Jonny Gray, Richie Gray; Willem Nel, Ross Ford, Alasdair Dickinson

Replacements: Stuart McInally, Rory Sutherland, Moray Low, Tim Swinson, Josh Strauss, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Peter Horne, Sean Lamont

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