The men’s national rugby team was defeated 33–22 by Scotland on the final day of the Six Nations tournament. At the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Italy took the lead in the third minute of the game with a free kick from Paolo Garbisi, but was then overtaken by two Scottish goals and favored by several mistakes made by Italy. The gap was narrowed by a converted Callum Braley effort by Garbisi at half an hour, but by the end of the first half, Scotland widened it again with their third attempt of the match.
In the second half, Scotland took the lead with two more attempts. Italy failed to recover, despite rookie Ange Capuozzo responding well with two goals. With this, consecutive defeats in the tournament have increased to thirty-six. One day from the end, Italy finish last with zero points, while Scotland – who won the first edition of the Cuttitta Cup – are temporarily tied with England in third place.
— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) 12 March 2022
Italy will play against Wales in Cardiff in a week on the last day of the Six Nations. Tonight, however, based on the result of England v Ireland, France (so far unbeaten) could win the tournament with one round remaining.
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