Italy are in search of their first win of the 2023 Six Nations within the ultimate spherical towards Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Kieran Crowley’s aspect have been a lot improved through the event however they’ve simply missed out on bagging a victory. Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend, whose aspect have two wins thus far, has stated the crew are conscious of the risk Italy pose.
“There will be a lot to play for,” Townsend stated. “It’ll be our last game of the campaign and we want a very good performance. We’ll have to play very well, Italy have been very unlucky against some of the top teams, they pushed France close and Ireland very close, they had a three on one overlap to take the lead with less than 10 minutes to play.
“On Saturday they had 10 linebreaks against Wales. They’re a very dangerous team and last year at this time they went to Cardiff and had a historic win so we have to quickly turn our focus to Italy and how to win that game.”
Here is all it’s good to know in regards to the fixture.
When is Scotland vs Italy and what TV channel is it on?
The match will kick-off at 12.30pm BST on Saturday 18 March. It will likely be proven on BBC One in addition to BBC iPlayer.
What is the crew information?
Scotland have made 4 modifications to their beginning XV with Ollie Smith and Blair Kinghorn in for the injured Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell.
They slot into an in any other case unchanged line-up within the backs, together with prime strive scorer of the event centre Huw Jones. In the forwards, Sam Skinner and Hamish Watson are available in with Matt Fagerson dropped to the bench. Cameron Redpath is ready for his first look of the event as he begins from the bench.
Scotland v Italy line-ups
Scotland: Ollie Smith; Kyle Steyn, Huw Jones, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe; Blair Kinghorn, Ben White; Pierre Schoeman, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Sam Skinner, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Jack Dempsey.
Replacements: Ewan Ashman, Rory Sutherland, WP Nel, Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, Ali Price, Ben Healy, Cameron Redpath
Scotland – 1/10
Draw – 45/1
Italy – 6/1