Article

Scotland dispatch Italy at Murrayfield

9 February 2013 18:03

The home side were full of running from the outset and looked like a completely different side to the one that was beaten resoundingly by England last weekend.

The Scots raced to 13-0 lead thanks to a Tim Visser try and the boot of Grieg Laidlaw and went into the half-time break up 13-3 after Luciano Orquera converted a penalty to give Italy a glimmer of hope.

However, that glimmer well and truly disappeared just minutes into the second half, when Matt Scott scored a converted try before Stuart Hogg scored a spectacular 80-metre interception try to the delight of the Murrayfield crowd.

Sean Lamont compounded Italy's misery when he crossed to make it 34-3, with Alessandro Zanni managing to score a consolation try for the visitors late in the day.

Wales ended an eight-match losing streak when they accounted for France 16-6 at the Stade de France.

George North crossed for a late try to seal the drought-breaking victory for the visitors - their first triumph since beating Les Bleus to claim the Grand Slam in last year's Six Nations.

Latest news

30 August 2016

 22:29
 21:33
 21:28
 21:22
 21:07
 20:53
 20:18
 20:04
 20:01
 19:38
 19:21
 19:07
 18:37
 18:25
 18:19
 18:13
 18:13
 18:10
 18:04
 18:01
 17:55
 17:55
 17:43
 17:24
 17:03
 16:51
 16:16
 16:08
 16:02
 15:54
 15:45
 15:37
 15:09
 15:04
 14:52
 14:49
 14:29
 14:04
 14:02
 13:52
 13:35
 13:30
 13:14
 13:10
 13:06
 12:56
 12:48
 12:26
 12:13
 12:03
 11:36
 11:28
 11:22
 10:49
 10:34
 10:02
 09:39
 08:55
 07:22
 07:22
 07:18
 07:02
 06:08
 05:44
 05:06
 04:42
 04:28
 03:28
 03:04
 02:55