Italy captain Michele Lamaro sums up exactly what Six Nations victory means for his country - Ruck

Italy captain Michele Lamaro sums up exactly what Six Nations victory means for his country

In his post-match interview, Italy captain Michele Lamaro succinctly captured the significance of their Six Nations triumph over Scotland in Rome.

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Despite enduring intense late pressure, Italy secured their first Six Nations home victory since 2013, effectively ending Scotland’s title aspirations due to their dismal second-half performance in Rome.

Having suffered 26 consecutive home defeats in the Six Nations since their last triumph over Ireland, and enduring a 13-match losing streak against Scotland overall, Italy’s victory marks a significant breakthrough.

Building on their near-triumph in France in the previous fixture, Gonzalo Quesada’s team delivered Scotland’s second loss of the championship season

2025 Six Nations fixture confirmed with England handed nightmare start

England will kick off their 2025 Guinness Six Nations campaign with an away match at the Aviva Stadium against Ireland. It’s a formidable challenge for Steve Borthwick’s team, given Ireland’s impressive record of just two defeats in their last 41 home games.

Following the Ireland fixture, Andy Farrell’s side will travel to Scotland and Wales, before hosting France in Dublin. They will conclude their campaign with a match against Italy in Rome.

The tournament commences on Friday, 31 January, with France hosting Wales in Paris, with kick-off at 9:15 pm local time. England will play the following day, as Scotland takes on Italy at Murrayfield, as announced by tournament organizers.

2025 Siz Nations Fixtures


  • Friday 31 January
    • France vs Wales – 8.15pm
  • Saturday 1 February
    • Scotland vs Italy – 2.15pm
    • Ireland vs England – 4.45pm
Jamison Gibson-Park of Ireland spins the ball out during the Autumn Nations Cup match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 21 2020. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK


  • Saturday 8 February
    • Italy vs Wales – 2.15pm
    • England vs France – 4.45pm
  • Sunday 9 February
    • Scotland vs Ireland – 3pm