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Italy 20-36 Scotland

Barclay races over to score his fourth try for Scotland in his 48th Test Scotland ended their run of nine straight Six Nations defeats with a hard-fought victory over Italy in Rome. Early tries from flankers John Barclay and John Hardie, both converted by Greig Laidlaw, who added a penalty, opened up a 17-3 lead after 26 minutes. Leonardo Ghiraldini’s try on the half-hour roused the hosts, and Marco Fuser’s second score gave them hope. But four more penalties from Laidlaw, who scored 21 points, kept the Scots in front before Tommy Seymour’s late try. More to follow. Team line-ups: Italy: David Odiete, Leonardo Sarto, Michele Campagnaro, Gonzalo Garcia, Mattia Bellini, Kelly Haimona, Edoardo Gori; Andrea Lovotti, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Lorenzo Citttadini, Marco Fuser, Joshua Furno, Francesco Minto, Alessandro Zanni, Sergio Parisse. Replacements: Davide Giazzon (for Lovotti, 58), Matteo Zanusso (for Ghiraldini, 58), Martin Castrogiovanni (for Citttadini, 58), Valerio Bernabo (for Furno, 37), Andries Van Schalkwyk …

February 27, 2016 10:40 am

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