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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Italy beat Scotland with a last minute drop

Italy beat Scotland with a last minute drop

In their final game of the Six Nations 2008 campaign, Scotland's improving performances came to none, as they lost out to Italy with virtually the last kick of the game.

Scotland were leading 17-10 at halftime and were looking good, with few errors and good control of the game.

But the last twenty minutes in Rome proved vital after star number eight Sergio Parisse intercepted a pass and flew off down field, tossing the ball inside which resulted in a great try for Gonzalo Canale.

Chris Paterson slotted another perfect penalty later in the game, resulting in a perfect Six Nations kicking record to add to his perfect World Cup record.

With time almost up and the score at 20-20, Italy pinned Scotland back deep in their half which led to Italy's Andrea Marcato slotting the match winning drop goal from 22 meters out to seal a famous Italian victory in front of a passionate home crowd.

Congratulations must go out to Italy who, under Nick Mallett, will surely get better and better.

Final Score: 23-20 to Italy

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