28 Feb 2010

Italy beat Scotland to end two years without win in Six Nations

6:04 am on 28 February 2010

Italy have ended their two-year wait for a Six Nations rugby victory with a hard fought 16-12 win over Scotland in Rome.

The win ended a seven-match losing run in the competition dating back to their 23-20 victory over the Scots in 2008.

For Scotland it was a ninth straight defeat away from home in the Six Nations and no less than they deserved in a disjointed and stuttering display.

But the Italians showed great spirit and scored a wonderful try by replacement halfback Pablo Canavosio - their first in this year's tournament created by their own play - to boost their chances of avoiding the wooden spoon for the third year in a row.