Italy vs Scotland : Six Nations 2019: Kick off time, TV channel, teams and Scotland begin their Six Nations 2019 campaign against Italy and will hopethey can continue the good form they showed last yearScotland begin their Six Nations campaign against Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon. When the two sides met in the championship last year, Scotland avoided an upset by coming from behind to win 29-27 in Rome
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Scotland begin their Six Nations campaign against Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon. When the two sides met in the championship last year, Scotland avoided an upset by coming from behind to win 29-27 in Rome. Italy have only won eight times in the 29 matches they have played against Scotland, with the Scots winning on 21 occasions.
Last year saw Scotland victories seven times overall, with notable wins over England and France, whereas Italy won just twice. Match details Kick off: 2.15pm GMT Saturday 2 February, Murrayfield TV and live stream details: The match will be shown live on ITV1 and can be watched online via the ITV website
Odds: Scotland win 1/50, draw 50/1, Italy win 16/1
Team news Scotland v Italy lineups Six Nations 2019 There are concerns about the experience among Scotland’s players, with uncapped trio Dave Cherry, Jake Kerr and Grant Stewart in as cover for Fraser Brown and George Turner.
The latter will miss the match against Italy through injury, while Brown is still recovering from a knee problem. For Italy, Gloucester star Jake Polledri and full-back Matteo Minozzi have been ruled out of the Six Nations through injury. Maxime Mbanda returns after a long run of injuries and David Sisi, the only uncapped player in Conor O’Shea’s squad, starts.View from the coaching staff
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend believes his team have the ability to do something really special in the Six Nations Scotland coach Gregor Townsend believes his team have the ability to do something really special in the Six Nations (Photo: Getty) Scotland Gregor Townsend has injuries to deal with in the preparation to the game, but believes his squad has an improved depth.
“Even though we have players missing, we have other players that have played for us already or are at the level they can play well for us,” he said.“It’s exciting that we get to start the championship at home but we’re not taking it lightly – we know we’ll need to be at our best.“There’s no chance of minds wandering to the Ireland game, it’s all on the game because if we don’t get this right we don’t stand a chance for the rest of the tournament.”