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?

Powerful inside centre Sione Tuipulotu will not be available to Scotland for the remaining two matches of the Six Nations.

The 27-year-old limped out of last weekend’s Calcutta Cup win over England with a knee injury. And now his club side Glasgow have confirmed that he could miss the remainder of the season.

A statement read: “Glasgow Warriors and Scotland centre Sione Tuipulotu could be sidelined for up to three months, club head coach Franco Smith has confirmed.

“Tuipulotu picked up a knee injury during the national team’s weekend victory over England. Glasgow head coach Franco Smith said Tuipulotu’s injury is ‘not as bad as first feared’ and hopes he will be back quicker than estimated.”

Glasgow boss Franco Smith added: “He is going to be out 10-12 weeks, maybe even quicker, but we are conservative with it. No operation is needed, which is important.”

Cameron Redpath is likely to start against the Italians in Rome alongside Huw Jones.

Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham requires groin surgery and is likely to miss the rest of the season.

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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