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  • With a slick dummy, a quick step and some serious pace, Stuart Hogg opens the scoring for Scotland against Italy at Stadio Olimpico.

    Italy XV: 15. Jayden Hayward (Benetton Rugby), 14. Mattia Bellini (Zebre Rugby Club), 13. Luca Morisi (Benetton Rugby), 12. Carlo Canna (Zebre Rugby Club), 11. Matteo Minozzi (Wasps Rugby), 10. Tommaso Allan (Benetton Rugby), 9. Callum Braley (Gloucester Rugby), 1. Andrea Lovotti (Zebre Rugby Club), 2. Luca Bigi (Zebre Rugby Club) (c), 3. Giosuè Zilocchi (Zebre Rugby Club), 4. Alessandro Zanni (Benetton Rugby), 5. Niccolò Cannone (Argos Petrarca Rugby/Benetton Rugby), 6. Jake Polledri (Gloucester Rugby), 7. Sebastian Negri (Benetton Rugby), 8. Abraham Steyn (Benetton Rugby)

    Replacements: 16. Federico Zani (Benetton Rugby), 17. Danilo Fischetti (Zebre Rugby Club), 18. Marco Riccioni (Benetton Rugby), 19. Marco Lazzaroni (Benetton Rugby), 20. Dean Budd (Benetton Rugby), 21. Giovanni Licata (Zebre Rugby Club), 22. Guglielmo Palazzani (Zebre Rugby Club), 23. Giulio Bisegni (Zebre Rugby Club)

    Scotland XV: 15. Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) (c), 14. Sean Maitland (Saracens), 13. Chris Harris (Gloucester), 12. Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors), 11. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), 10. Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), 9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors), 1. Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh), 2. Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), 3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), 4. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), 5. Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors), 6. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), 7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh), 8. Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh)

    Replacements: 16. Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), 17. Allan Dell (London Irish), 18. Willem Nel (Edinburgh), 19. Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), 20. Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), 21. George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), 22. Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints), 23. Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks)

    Date: Saturday, February 22
    Venue: Stadio Olimpico
    Kick-off: 14:15 GMT
    Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
    Assistant 1: Mathieu Raynal (France)
    Assistant 2: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
    TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

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