Italy 17-28 Scotland
|Italy (11) 17|
|Try: Minozzi Pens: Garbisi 4|
|Scotland (7) 28|
|Try: Van der Merwe, Fagerson, Cummings, Turner Cons: Weir 4|
Scotland recovered from a slow start to beat Italy in their Autumn Nations Cup opener and earn a fifth win in a row.
Scott Cummings, Zander Fagerson and George Turner crossed in the second half to finally quell the Italians.
The hosts performed ferociously, with Paolo Garbisi's boot and a fine Matteo Minozzi score looking like earning them a first win in nine against Scotland.
But those second-half tries - added to Duhan van der Merwe's opener - clinched a 28-17 victory in Florence.
Gregor Townsend's side host France in their second game of the competition next Sunday.
The French had their Pool B opener against Fiji postponed after a spate of coronavirus cases in the latter's camp. It has yet to be decided if they will be awarded victory.