Six Nations 2017: Scotland v Italy player ratings from Murrayfield

Six Nations 2017: Scotland v Italy player ratings from Murrayfield

RUCK runs the rule over the Scotland and Italy teams after Saturday’s Six Nations clash at Murrayfield Stadium.
Who were your star performers?!… Comment at the bottom of the page!


Scotland player ratings v Italy
15 Stuart Hogg: He was back to his best, carrying strongly and making metres throughout. A try-saving tackle and wonderful chip through for Tim Visser’s try in the second half summed up his all-around superb display. 9.5/10

14 Tommy Seymour: Dealt impressively with the high ball in the first half before finishing off a great try in the second  7/10
13 Huw Jones: Started the game brightly but went off with an ankle injury early on 5/10
12 Alex Dunbar: Stood up to the brutal Italian surges as he defended with gritted teeth. Carried well too. He’s probably been the Scots most consistent performer. 8.5/10
11 Tim Visser: Took his try well and worked hard for 80 minutes. 7/10
10 Finn Russell: Controlled the game expertly, scored a great try and kicked well. 8.5/10
9 Ali Price: Greig Laidlaw’s scrum-half understudy did brilliantly, giving his backs a lot of quick ball they thrive on. 7.5/10
8 Ryan Wilson: Relished taking on Sergio Parisse and more than held his own. 7.5/10
7 Hamish Watson: A player who’s really enhanced his reputation during the 2017 Six Nations. Fantastic again. 8/10
6 John Barclay (c): A true captain’s display from the stand-in skipper as he put a tireless shift. His yellow card nevertheless put the Scots under pressure in the second half 7/10
5 Jonny Gray: Another geat performance. He was the master in the lineout and busy all day in the engine room. 8/10
4 Grant Gilchrist: Late replacement for Richie Gray but was well prepared and put in a solid display. 7/10
3 Zander Fagerson: The youngest player at the 2017 tournament has stepped into WP Nel’s shirt and been exceptional throughout. 8/10
2 Ross Ford: Lineout was shaky early on but the hooker scrummaged well and dominated the breakdown on his 107th cap 7/10
1 Gordon Reid: He scrummaged well and his tackling was aggressive and hard-hitting. 7/10
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown 6/10, 17 Allan Dell 6/10, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Tim Swinson 5/10, 20 Cornell Du Preez 6/10, 21 Henry Pyrgos 6/10, 22 Duncan Weir 6/10, 23 Matt Scott 7/10

Italy player ratings v Scotland 
Italy: 15 Edoardo Padovani 6.5/10, 14 Angelo Esposito 5/10, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti 6/10, 12 Luke McLean 5/10, 11 Giovanbattista Venditti 5/10, 10 Carlo Canna 4/10, 9 Edoardo Gori 7/10, 8 Sergio Parisse (c) 8/10, 7 Abraham Steyn 6/10, 6 Maxime Mata Mbanda’ 7/10, 5 George Biagi 6/10, 4 Marco Fuser 6/10, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 5/10, 2 Ornel Gega 5/10, 1 Andrea Lovotti 5/10
Replacements: 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 17 Sami Panico, 18 Dario Chistolini, 19 Andries Van Schalkwyk, 20 Federico Ruzza, 21 Francesco Minto, 22 Marcello Violi, 23 Luca Sperandio
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