Saturday, February 28, 2009

International Rugby: Italy v Scotland

Italy v Scotland at Murrayfield (6 Nations)

Italy has become Scotland's worst nightmare. Italy has defeated Scotland in the last two 6 Nations matches. Firstly, it was humiliating 17-37 loss at Murrayfield in 2007, whilst last year Italy won 23-20 in Rome. Another loss on Saturday would just about end Frank Haddens tenious hold onto the coaching job and the end of some of the players' test careers. Scotland simply must win.

Last Five Encounters
25.03.2008 Italy 23-20 in Rome (6 Nations)
29.09.2007 Scotland 18-16 in St Etienne (World Cup, Pool C)
24.02.2007 Italy 37-17 at Murrayfield (6 Nations)
18.03.2006 Scotland 13-10 in Rome (6 Nations)
26.02.2005 Scotland 18-10 at Murrayfield (6 Nations)

GWC Rugby Rankings: World Table-Scotland 7th, Italy 10th
Europe Table-Italy 5th, Scotland 6th

Prediction: Italy to continue their dominace over Scotland. Italy by 3 points.

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