Rugby: Scotland look to stick to their strengths in Test against Italy

Italy in a training session before the Italy vs Scotland Official International Test match.
Italy in a training session before the Italy vs Scotland Official International Test match.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Stick to what you know will be the game plan for Scotland on Saturday (June 10) as they look to kick start their June tour with a victory over Italy.

Scotland's forwards coach Dan McFarland said: "Our ability to play fast rugby is what we are seeking to do. That is our strength and we want to play our game."

The Scots have played the Italians 27 times and have dominated with 19 wins.

McFarland added: "We've trained well, the preparation has been intense. We will start the game with the intention of executing the things we've trained for. We have played at a fast pace in training and that is how we will play.

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"We will be disappointed if we lose a Test match. But we're confident in our ability and what we can do to win the game."

Italy captain Edoardo Gori acknowledged the Bravehearts' pace and said the Azzurri will be relying on their defence to stem the tide.

He said: "Our defence will be absolutely crucial, it will be the key to winning the match. We have worked on our defence system over the last year and we know that Scotland are a very quick team.

"It will be entirely up to our defence to stop them."

Both sides will also travel to Fiji and Australia for the remainder of their respective June tours.

Tickets to the Scotland-Italy game are available at sportshub.com.sg