Scotland overcome Italy with 0-17 win

Stuart Hogg scored the opening try for Scotland
Stuart Hogg scored the opening try for Scotland

Italy 0-17 Scotland, Stadio Olimpico

Scotland registered their first win in the ongoing Six Nations tournament as they overcame Italy with a 0-17 win in the third round at Stadio Olimpico.

The win has taken Scotland to six points as they move to third in the table while Italy's losing streak continues with their last win in the competition coming in 2015.

Scotland entered into the game with defeats against Ireland and England but have revived their campaign despite a sloppy start as Adam Hastings allowed Mattia Bellini to race through. The Zebre wing almost sent Jayden Hayward over the line but a try was prevented by Stuart Hogg.

The opening points in the game came in the 23rd minute when Jamie Ritchie allowed Hogg to score through but Adam Hastings missed out on the conversion.

Scotland thought they scored their second try when Ali Price dotted down but was ruled out by TMO following a forward pass from Hamish Watson in the build up as the teams finished the first half with a 0-5 scoreline.

The visitors started the second half strong as Chris Harris touched down in the 47th minute but once again Hastings' conversion went wide as they doubled their lead. Any chances of Franco Smith's men coming back was put off with Federico Zani sin-binned in the 70th minute and Hastings with his converted try sealed a 17-point win for Scotland.

Scotland will face France at BT Murrayfield Stadium in the fourth round on 8th March while Italy will lock horns with Ireland on 7th March.