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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.