The much anticipated rugby match between Italy and England kicks off today.
Ben Youngs early try
Pellegrini score along the Line
Second try for Ben Youngs on the 42nd minute
Try to Jamie George 10 minutes later
Tom Curry scored the bonus point try
Slade try completed the scores
Final score: Italy 5 England 34
15.15 Is the kick off time for the Italy versus Scotland match
Both teams have something to prove:
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In a crisp Rome, the Italian bagpipes band welcome the Scottish team.
According to the Italian captain, the Scottish team is the strongest he has encountered in his long rugby career.
Italy is 3 - 0 up in the first 6 minutes.
Scotland strike back; score now 3 - 5 to Scotland, after a try from Frazer Brown and converted by Creig Laidlaw.
Tomasso Allan adds another 7 points in the 10th minute; when will it end?
Score 10 - 5 to Italia.
No; 17 - 5 (opportunity try from Matteo Minozzi for Italia).
Captain's try from Scotland; now 17 -12 to Italia.
In spite of a last minute surge from Italia, the score remains at 17 - 12 at half time.
Everyone is on the edge of their seats.
A 75 minute penalty kick gives Tommaso Allan the chance to win the match.
Tomasso ... converts to put Italia in the lead.....
In the last 2 minutes, Scotland are given a penalty kick.; Greig Laidlaw converts to give them a
29 -27 last (penultimate) minute victory.
What a cliffhanger; excellent rugby from both sides.
2nd half break-out try from Negri
Score unchanged as try disallowed.
Tommaso Allan scores and converts 2 minuts later; score now: 24 - 12 to Italia.
In the final 20 minutes of play, intense pressure from Scotland leads to a converted try by Sean Maitland.
Score 24 -19 to Italia.
In the 71st minute Stuart Hogg levels the score; Greig Laidlaw converts to put Scotland in the lead.
Score 24 -26 to Scotland.
The lead changed twice during the final minutes as Tommaso Allan converted a penalty for Italy, and Greig Laidlaw saved the day for Scotland with a converted penalty.
Final score: 27 - 29 to Scotland