Scotland sign off from the Six Nations with a bonus-point win
Finn Russell, Matt Scott, Tim Visser and Tommy Seymour ran in tries
Italy have now lost 12 consecutive matched in the Six Nations
Scotland finished their Six Nations campaign on a high when they claimed a deserved 29-0 bonus-point win over Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday.
The home side were full value for their win as they dominated for large periods – especially during the first half.
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) March 18, 2017
Four tries brought Scotland’s tally for the championship to 14, surpassing their record, set last year, of 11 for a Six Nations campaign.
Defeat was a 12th Six Nations loss in a row for Italy, who finish with the Wooden Spoon for a 12th time in 18 seasons.
Fullback Stuart Hogg put the hosts ahead early on with a long-distance penalty before Finn Russell burst over from close range to open the try-scoring. The fly-half then added the extras to his own try to put the hosts 10-0 ahead.
The fly-half then added the extras to his own try to put the hosts 10-0 ahead.
Italy struggled to breach Scotland’s solid defence and were made to pay when Hogg slipped in replacement Matt Scott to touch down in the corner two minutes before the break.
It was an emotional goodbye for Vern Cotter at Murrayfield today
— BBC Rugby Union (@bbcrugbyunion) March 18, 2017
Russell missed the conversion before Italy fly-half Carlo Canna missed his third attempt at goal in overtime, 15-0.
After the restart, the Azzurri botched two scoring chances before further tries from Tim Visser and Tommy Seymour sealed a bonus point.