September 20, 2021

Scotland snatch bonus-point win over Italy

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By Marc Bazeley

Last Updated: 14/11/20 2:58pm

Scotland celebrate Scott Cummings' second-half try against Italy Scotland celebrate Scott Cummings' second-half try against Italy

Scotland celebrate Scott Cummings’ second-half try against Italy

Late tries from Scott Cummings and George Turner saw Scotland break Italy’s hearts and kick off their Autumn Nations Cup campaign with a 28-17 bonus-point win in Florence.

Franco Smith’s new-look team led 11-7 at the break, the highlight of the first 40 minutes a scintillating move which led to Matteo Minozi’s try just moments after Duhan Van Der Merwe had powered over for Scotland.

But Zander Fagerson’s converted try 10 minutes into the second half sparked Scotland into life, and further scores from second-row Cummings and replacement hooker Turner secured the try-scoring bonus along with denying Italy their first win again them since February 2015.

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