Scotland host Italy within the first of the three matches on the concluding day of the 2023 Six Nations that’s being dubbed ‘Tremendous Saturday’. Scotland are nicely out of rivalry for honours, however might be focusing on holding third place forward of rivals England.
Italy, in the meantime, might be aiming to say their first win of the 2023 event and to complete above Wales, who host France.
When and the place is Scotland v Italy?
This opening match of the weekend – to be performed at BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh – will kick-off at 12.30pm (GMT) on Saturday March 18.
The opposite video games within the fifth and last spherical of matches of the Six Nations marketing campaign are France v Wales at 2.45pm and Eire v England at 5pm.
What TV channel is Scotland v Italy on?
Scotland vs Italy is on BBC One, with protection starting at 12 midday.
Who’s the referee?
Australian Angus Gardner, who gained the World Ruby Referee of the 12 months in 2018, will take cost of the match. The total officiating line-up is:
Referee: Angus Gardner (RA)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Carley (RFU)
Assistant Referee 2: Craig Evans (WRU)
TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)
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By Ben Coles
Scotland might be with out each Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell for Saturday’s recreation, opening the door for a possible Check debut for Munster fly-half Ben Healy.
Hogg suffered an ankle damage which can rule him out of the weekend’s recreation in opposition to Italy and can now return to Exeter Chiefs for additional administration of his restoration.
Russell’s damage nonetheless could also be extra critical, after Scotland introduced that the Racing 92 fly-half has broken one in all his knee ligaments.
Hogg and Russell being dominated out implies that Blair Kinghorn might be sure to begin for Scotland in opposition to the Azzurri, having been on the bench as fly-half cowl all through the Six Nations however changing Hogg at full-back in three out of the 4 Checks up to now.
Scotland introduced that Edinburgh fly-half Charlie Savala has been known as up but when Kinghorn is chosen at full-back then the frontrunner to begin at No 10 can be Healy, the Munster again who is ready to affix Edinburgh subsequent season and qualifies to play for Scotland via his mom.
Bathtub’s Josh Bayliss has returned to the Scotland squad whereas Richie Grey, the veteran second row, remains to be being assessed by the membership’s medical workers following an damage in opposition to Eire.
What occurred on this fixture in 2022?
Italy ran Scotland pretty shut on the Stadio Olimpico final yr, shedding by an 11-point margin, 22-33. There have been three tries for the house facet and a complete of 5 for Scotland, which gave them a bonus level win, serving to them end fourth.