The game between Scotland and Italy ended with a score of 29-0.
This was also the game where Murrayfield saw the last game under coach Vern Cotter for Scotland. Hence a tribute was paid to the coach by the fans at the stadium as he handed over his charge to his successor. Finn Russell on the other hand scored in this game after 27 minutes into the game. This was probably a pressure that he has been feeling from his team mates which finally helped him to perform.
The game had a lot of drama that kept the fans engaged. John Barclay as Scotland’s captain was put back from the field as Italy protested. The game was probably the best goodbye Vern Cotter could have expected as it was his final game as their coach. The visiting team was denied any chance of scoring at the Murrayfield game venue. This was probably a first in the history of matches of Six Nations. Cotter has definitely made a mark as showcased by his team’s performance in this field.
The team won comfortably as well as gaining bonus points. There were tries by Matt Scott, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser. The Scots were able to triumph in every game they played on home grounds which has been a first in eleven years. The final tally is a high one as well, which comprises of 14 points and 14 tries. After the final whistle was blown, it was time for celebrations. Hoggs led the way. With a bonus point victory the farewell for the coach was a sweet one indeed. Cotter had been coaching for Scotland for three years and he was emotional when it was time for him to leave. The match day was a truly eventful one for the players, the coach and the fans.