Head coach Gregor Townsend has named his Scotland team to play Italy as the men in blue attempt to bounce back from consecutive defeats.
Scrum-half Ali Price is in line to make his 50th appearance for Scotland having been named in the starting XV
The 28-year-old made his international debut in 2016 against Georgia at Rugby Park and has since gone on to combine with Finn Russell to create an established partnership at 9 and 10. The two will start for the seventh successive occasion on Saturday.
In one of five changes made to the team that were defeated against France, Sam Johnson returns to the line-up following his start in the victory over England in round one of this year’s championship and will partner Gloucester Rugby’s Chris Harris in the centre.
When is Italy v Scotland?
Saturday, March 12.
What time is kick-off?
What TV channel is Itlay v Scotland on?
The match at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome will be on ITV.
Are there any fan parks?!
Sporting events company, 4TheFans has launched its first London rugby ‘fan park’ bringing rugby fans together safely to enjoy the historic Six Nations tournament.
ITALY vs SCOTLAND REFEREE
- Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
- Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
- Assistant Referee 2: Craig Evans (WRU)
- TMO: Stuart Terheege (RFU)
Height: I think about 173 CM which I only know because of the weighing machine at the gym which gives me my predicted height
Fitness regime: It’s actually changed a fair bit over lockdown because I used to be quite heavy gym goer and I’d spend most of my days there. But since we were locked down with COVID I’ve got far more into my cycling. For me a lot of it is about injury prevention and anything I can do to keep fit and prolong my career is great.
Scotland team to play Italy:
15. Stuart Hogg – Exeter Chiefs – (Captain) – 91 caps
14. Darcy Graham – Edinburgh Rugby – 25 caps
13. Chris Harris – Gloucester Rugby – 34 caps
12. Sam Johnson – Glasgow Warriors – 22 caps
11. Kyle Steyn – Glasgow Warriors – 3 caps
10. Finn Russell – Racing 92 – (Vice-Captain) – 61 caps
9. Ali Price – Glasgow Warriors – 49 caps
1. Pierre Schoeman – Edinburgh Rugby -7 caps
2. George Turner – Glasgow Warriors – 23 caps
3. Zander Fagerson – Glasgow Warriors – 45 caps
4. Sam Skinner – Exeter Chiefs – 18 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist – Edinburgh Rugby – (Vice-Captain) – 51 caps
6. Rory Darge – Glasgow Warriors – 2 caps
7. Hamish Watson – Edinburgh Rugby – 47 caps
8. Matt Fagerson – Glasgow Warriors – 19 caps
16. Stuart McInally – Edinburgh Rugby – 46 caps
17. Allan Dell – London Irish – 32 caps
18. WP Nel – Edinburgh Rugby – 46 caps
19. Jamie Hodgson – Edinburgh Rugby – 4 caps
20. Magnus Bradbury – Edinburgh Rugby – 17 caps
21. Ben Vellacott – Edinburgh Rugby – uncapped
22. Adam Hastings – Gloucester Rugby – 25 caps
23. Sione Tuipulotu – Glasgow Warriors – 4 caps