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Scotland open Six Nations account with Italy win

23 Feb 2020, 04:12 GMT+10

Rome - Scotland got their first win of this year's Six Nations on Saturday with a 17-0 win in Rome which looks set to condemn Italy to another wooden spoon.

Italy fell to a 25th consecutive defeat in the tournament and are set to take the wooden spoon for the 15th time.

Gregor Townsend's side were pushed hard by the Italians who had been in the game until Federico Zani was sin-binned with ten minutes to go.

The Exeter Chiefs full-back broke through with a brilliant solo run down the right-wing.

Italy replacement hooker Zani was yellow-carded for upending Grant Gilchrist at a ruck with 10 minutes to go.

Italy next travel to Ireland before hosting England in their final game which should be the international farewell for Italy legend Sergio Parisse.

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