Italy v Scotland, Six Nations 2024: Kick-off time, how to watch and latest news

Duhan van der Merwe of Scotland runs in to score his team's second try during the Six Nations 2024 match with England
Duhan van der Merwe scored a hat-trick in Scotland's win over England - Getty Images/David Rogers

Scotland will come into their fourth fixture of the Six Nations, against an improving Italy team, after two wins and one defeat in their opening three matches.

Gregor Townsend’s team started their campaign with a narrow 27-26 win over Wales before a 20-16 home defeat by France was followed by beating England 30-21 in the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield.

When is Italy v Scotland?

Italy and Scotland meet on Saturday, March 9. The game will kick-off at 2.15pm GMT.

Where is Italy v Scotland taking place?

At the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

How to watch Italy v Scotland on TV

The match will be broadcast live on ITV.

Who is the referee?

Angus Gardner (Australia). Telegraph Sport has published a full guide to all the referees at this year’s tournament.

What is the latest news?

World Rugby has defended the new smart mouthguard system following criticism in the Six Nations led by Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend.

Scotland hooker George Turner became the first player in the championship to be forced off the field for a head injury assessment triggered by his mouthguard in the match against France.

Zander Fagerson was then removed from play in Scotland’s win over England after an alert from the new mouthpiece, which led to Townsend expressing caution over “trusting technology that has not been proven”.

Read the full story here.

What are the current standings?

When did Italy and Scotland last win the Six Nations?

Italy have never won the title. Since joining the competition in 2000, they have picked up 18 wooden spoons.

Scotland have not won the Championship in the Six Nations era, but were Five Nations champions in 1999 as well as 1990.

What was the score last year?

Scotland survived a late fightback to secure a 26-14 victory over the Azzurri at Murrayfield last year.

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