The men’s rugby team lost 17–0 to Scotland in the first match of the third day of the Six Nations tournament to be played in Rome on Saturday afternoon. It was the first film at the Olympic Stadium, and also Cheapest match For Italy trained by Franco Smith. However, it ended with another defeat, the third of three matches in this edition of the tournament and the twenty-fifth in a row since 2015. Given that the last two matches will be against Ireland and England, there is a possibility that Italy will be eliminated again this year. Winless and in last place.
In a balanced and lackluster first half, Italy trailed after about twenty minutes, naively tried by Scottish captain Stuart Hogg. Scotland remained the most dangerous team in the attack: they were tried to cancel out at half-time and at the start of the second half they managed to score second with Chris Harris. Italy’s response came shortly after, but died rapidly without losing points. A yellow card to Federico Zani ten minutes before the end effectively closed the match before the third Scottish effort.
The next day of Six Nations is scheduled in two weeks: Italy will play against Ireland on Saturday 7 March in Dublin.
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