Italy is going to take on Scotland in the fourth round of the Rugby Six Nations championship game on Saturday 09, March 2024. The Italy vs. Scotland rugby rivalry is often defined by Italy’s determination to bridge the gap and establish themselves as a formidable rugby nation. Their occasional upsets and competitive performances serve as reminders that progress is being made. Italy’s ambition to consistently challenge established rugby nations like Scotland is evident, and their journey is a testament to the growth and development of rugby beyond its traditional heartlands.
The Italy vs. Scotland rugby rivalry may not have the same history as some other matchups, but it embodies the essence of rugby’s global expansion and the determination of nations to make their mark on the sport. When these two teams meet, rugby enthusiasts are treated to a spectacle that showcases the resilience, ambition, and universal appeal of the game. In a world that often celebrates established traditions, this rivalry reminds us of the potential for new stories to be written on the rugby field.
In this guide I am going to take some overview on Italy vs Scotland Six Nations Rigby h2h record, Predictions, TV Channels, Live Streaming and Complete Lineups.
Italy vs Scotland H2H in Rugby
Italy and Scotland have played each other 36 times in rugby union, with Scotland winning 28 times, Italy winning 8 times, and no matches drawing. Scotland won their most recent meeting 25-13 in July 2023. The Cuttitta Cup is an annual trophy contested during the Six Nations to honor Massimo Cuttitta, a former Italian captain and Scotland scrum coach.
Overall, Scotland is way dominant over Italy in the big stage. Scotland is commonly known for the world’s dominance in Rugby and have lost only 8 games in history against Italy. So, in this match Scotland is favorite and there is a win prediction of 85-15.
|Details||Played||Won by Italy||Won by Scotland||Drawn||Italy points||Scotland points|
Forwards: Ewan Ashman, Jamie Bhatti, Dave Cherry, Luke Crosbie, Scott Cummings, Rory Darge, Jack Dempsey, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Richie Gray, WP Nel, Jamie Ritchie (c), Pierre Schoeman, Javan Sebastian, Sam Skinner, Rory Sutherland, George Turner, Hamish Watson.
Backs: Darcy Graham, Blair Kinghorn, Chris Harris, Ben Healy, George Horne, Huw Jones, Ali Price, Cameron Redpath, Finn Russell, Ollie Smith, Kyle Steyn, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe, Ben White.
|Name||Position||Age||Height||Weight||Height ft/in||Weight st/lb|
|Italy||Danilo FISCHETTI||Prop||25 y/o||1.81 m||112 kg||5 ft 11 in||17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb|
|Italy||Federico ZANI||Prop||34 y/o||1.79 m||120 kg||5 ft 10 in||18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb|
|Argentina||Ivan NEMER||Prop||25 y/o||1.78 m||117 kg||5 ft 10 in||18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb|
|Italy||Marco RICCIONI||Prop||25 y/o||1.86 m||124 kg||6 ft 1 in||19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb|
|Italy||Pietro CECCARELLI||Prop||31 y/o||1.84 m||128 kg||6 ft||20 st; 282.19 lb|
|Italy||Simone FERRARI||Prop||29 y/o||1.86 m||120 kg||6 ft 1 in||18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb|
|Italy||Giacomo NICOTERA||Hooker||27 y/o||1.83 m||108 kg||6 ft||17 st; 238.10 lb|
|New Zealand||Hame FAIVA||Hooker||29 y/o||1.82 m||106 kg||6 ft||16 st; 233.69 lb|
|Italy||Luca BIGI||Hooker||32 y/o||1.80 m||108 kg||5 ft 11 in||17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb|
|England||David SISI||Lock||30 y/o||1.95 m||125 kg||6 ft 5 in||19 st 9.58 lb; 275.58 lb|
|England||Dino LAMB||Lock||25 y/o||1.96 m||119 kg||6 ft 5 in||18 st 10.35 lb; 262.35 lb|
|Italy||Federico RUZZA||Lock||29 y/o||1.98 m||110 kg||6 ft 6 in||17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb|
|Italy||Niccolò CANNONE||Lock||25 y/o||1.96 m||121 kg||6 ft 5 in||19 st 0.76 lb; 266.76 lb|
|Italy||Giovanni PETTINELLI||Back row||27 y/o||1.93 m||106 kg||6 ft 4 in||16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb|
|Italy||Lorenzo CANNONE||Back row||22 y/o||1.89 m||106 kg||6 ft 2 in||16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb|
|Italy||Manuel ZULIANI||Back row||23 y/o||1.88 m||111 kg||6 ft 2 in||17 st 6.71 lb; 244.71 lb|
|Italy||Michele LAMARO||Back row||25 y/o||1.88 m||103 kg||6 ft 2 in||16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb|
|Italy||Seb NEGRI||Back row||29 y/o||1.94 m||111 kg||6 ft 4 in||17 st 6.71 lb; 244.71 lb|
|New Zealand||Toa HALAFIHI||Back row||29 y/o||1.85 m||110 kg||6 ft 1 in||17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb|
|Italy||Alessandro FUSCO||Scrum-half||23 y/o||1.85 m||91 kg||6 ft 1 in||14 st 4.62 lb; 200.62 lb|
|Italy||Alessandro GARBISI||Scrum-half||21 y/o||1.74 m||88 kg||5 ft 9 in||13 st 12.01 lb; 194.01 lb|
|France||Martin PAGE-RELO||Scrum-half||24 y/o||1.73 m||77 kg||5 ft 8 in||12 st 1.76 lb; 169.76 lb|
|Wales||Stephen VARNEY||Scrum-half||22 y/o||1.75 m||80 kg||5 ft 9 in||12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb|
|Italy||Giacomo DA RE||Fly-half||24 y/o||1.80 m||84 kg||5 ft 11 in||13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb|
|Italy||Paolo GARBISI||Fly-half||23 y/o||1.84 m||97 kg||6 ft||15 st; 213.85 lb|
|Italy||Tommy ALLAN||Fly-half||30 y/o||1.84 m||93 kg||6 ft||14 st; 205.03 lb|
|Argentina||Ignacio BREX||Centre||31 y/o||1.89 m||99 kg||6 ft 2 in||15 st 8.26 lb; 218.26 lb|
|Italy||Luca MORISI||Centre||32 y/o||1.83 m||102 kg||6 ft||16 st; 224.87 lb|
|Australia||Monty IOANE||Winger||28 y/o||1.80 m||95 kg||5 ft 11 in||14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb|
|England||Paolo ODOGWU||Winger||26 y/o||1.75 m||100 kg||5 ft 9 in||15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb|
|Italy||Pierre BRUNO||Winger||27 y/o||1.78 m||92 kg||5 ft 10 in||14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb|
|France||Ange CAPUOZZO||Fullback||24 y/o||1.78 m||82 kg||5 ft 10 in||12 st 12.78 lb; 180.78 lb|
|Italy||Lorenzo PANI||Fullback||21 y/o||1.92 m||96 kg||6 ft 4 in||15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb|
What Channel is Italy vs Scotland Six Nations Rugby Match on TV?
If you want to follow other the live streaming option, you can catch the live action on your TVs at home as well. I have complied a list of TV channels where the live game will be available across different locations of the world:
USA: You can watch Italy vs Scotland game on NBC Sports. NBC Sports is one of the most popular sports channel and is available via all of the cable service providers.
Canada: DAZN Canada has exclusive rights to broadcast Six Nations Rugby 2024 games including the Italy vs Scotland match in Canadian territory.
Australia: If you are in Australia, tune on to Stan Sport now and will be all good to stream today’s Italy vs Scotland match right on your TV.
United Kingdom: For Italy vs Scotland game, you need to tune to ITV1, which is widely available with the regular cable TV providers in the UK market. If it is not available there, you can go for the alternative like the BBC One and S4C.
France: If you are in France “France 2” is the only options to get any Six Nations Rugby matches on TV.
Ireland: Irelanders can watch Italy vs Scotland game on either RTE or Virgin Media TV as the rights are divided within both of these channels equally.
Italy: If you are from Italy, pay tribute to Sky as they bring the maximum Six Nations Rugby matches for you including the Italy vs Scotland game.
New Zealand: Sky Sports is the sole supplier of Rugby Six Nations content in New Zealand jurisdiction. So, if you are at home, navigate to Sky Sports now and enjoy live Italy vs Scotland game in action.
Where to Live Stream Italy vs Scotland Six Nations Championship 2024 Game?
There are as many as options that you like to live stream the Italy vs Scotland Rugby World Cup game. All you need to check what streaming app is suitable for your jurisdictions as not all the apps are available worldwide. In order to watch the match and to unblock anyone of them you will surely need a top-notch VPN.
SlingTV (USA): Sling TV is one of the streaming platforms in the United States that offers access to live sports, including rugby events like the Six Nations Championship at the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). Sling TV offers various packages, including Sling Orange and Sling Blue, which have different channel lineups. To watch rugby, you’ll need a package that includes channels broadcasting the Six Nations matches.
fuboTV (USA): Fubo TV is another streaming platform in the United States that provides access to live sports, including rugby events like the Six Nations Rugby on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). Fubo TV offers various packages, including different channel lineups. You will need a package that includes channels broadcasting the Six Nations matches.
Hulu+Live TV (USA): The Six Nations Championship matches are broadcast on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and affiliated networks in the United States. Make sure that your Hulu + Live TV package includes these channels. You will need to subscribe to a specific plan or add-on to access rugby coverage.
Youtube TV (USA): YouTube TV includes various channels, including those that show sports like the Six Nations Rugby Championship. You’ll need to make sure that it has the channels that broadcast the Six Nations Rugby matches. These channels could include NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) or others, depending on your location.
RTE Player (Canada): If you are in Canada, RTE Player is one of your best options to live stream Six Nations Rugby games online.
DAZN (Canada): If you have already subscribed to DAZN Canada, you don’t need anything else as you already have access to the unlimited world of Six Nations Rugby.
BBC iPLayer (UK): BBC iPlayer primarily provides access to content from the BBC, including Six Nations Rugby Championship matches when they are broadcast on BBC channels like BBC One in the present case. BBC iPlayer is primarily intended for viewers in the United Kingdom. If you’re located outside the UK, you may need to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to access BBC iPlayer. Be aware that using a VPN to access region-restricted content may violate the platform’s terms of service.
ITV Hub (UK): ITV Hub is primarily intended for the Six Nations Rugby Championship viewers in the United Kingdom. You can use the search function or browse through the available content to find the Six Nations Rugby Championship matches you want to watch online.
RTE Player (Ireland): RTE Player is the streaming platform associated with RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann), the national broadcaster of Rugby Six Nations including the Italy vs Scotland match in Ireland. You’ll need to create an RTE Player account. Registration is typically free, but you may need to provide some personal information and agree to the platform’s terms and conditions.
Sky Italia (Italy): Sky Italia is one of the broadcasters of the Six Nations Rugby Championship in Italy. Sky Italia offers an online streaming service called “Sky Go.” You can wither visit the Sky Go website or download the Sky Go app on your smartphone, tablet, smart TV, or streaming device.
Stan Sport (Australia): Stan Sport is a sports streaming service available in Australia that broadcasts the Six Nations Rugby Championship all games. You can download the Stan Sport app on your smartphone, tablet, smart TV, or streaming device. The app is also available on various platforms, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, and more.