Scotland, out of the title race, came back to victory by setting fire to Italy, already promised final place, its fifth defeat (52-10) and the heaviest of the 2021 Six Nations tournament on Saturday in Edinburgh .
“Nazionale” finished with a wooden spoon for the sixth consecutive year and also broke the tragic record for the most points (239) and tries scored in the contest (34).
For its part, Scotland temporarily joins Ireland and on Saturday in Dublin before a duel between the XV of Clover and England. The Scots will play the final game late next Friday against France at the Stade de France.
After opening the scoring at a group stage (7–0, 6th), Italy quickly faced Scottish influence, which allowed the locals to secure an offensive bonus before the break (24–10).
Often punished, especially by three yellow cards, Italy may actually be disappointed with their narrow defeats at home against Wales (25-24) and Ireland (27-24).
River’s win will not please the regrets of Scotland, who stormed the tournament after 1983 with their first champion, Defending Champion England (11-6), in London.
After Italy lost 40 points against France, 38 against Ireland, 41 against Wales and therefore 42 against XV du Chardon, there was great continuity in poor performances, with 23 passing for a close match against England.
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