Teams Scotland V Italy Saturday

Six Nations Saturday and Scotland host Italy at Murrayfield in the wooden spoon clash, with kick-off at 14:30 and live coverage on BBC One.

Andy Robinson has made just one change to the team that lost last weekend for their match against Italy. Edinburgh prop Geoff Cross will start his first international match for two years, replacing Glasgow’s Moray Low. Kelly Brown, who was taken off against England with concussion, is fit to play at number eight.

Italy coach Nick Mallett has made six changes to the squad which defeated France last weekend. Treviso’s Alberto Sgarbi replaces Gonzalo Garcia at centre while club team-mate Kris Burton takes Luciano Orquera’s place at fly-half. Flanker Paul Derbyshire will get his first Six Nations start and Leicester prop Martin Castrogiovanni is the only player in Italy’s front row that has kept his place from the game against France. Hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini and prop Salvatore Perugini return to the team and lock Quintin Geldenhuys will also start after being relegated to the replacements bench last weekend.


Scotland: Paterson (Edinburgh); M Evans (Glasgow Warriors), Ansbro (Northampton), S Lamont (Scarlets), Danielli (Ulster); Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), Lawson (Gloucester); Jacobsen (Edinburgh), Ford (Edinburgh), Cross (Edinburgh), Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Kellock (Glasgow Warriors, captain), Hines (Leinster), Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), Brown (Saracens).
Replacements: S Lawson (Gloucester), E Murray (Newcastle), Vernon (Glasgow Warriors), Strokosch (Gloucester), Blair (Edinburgh), Parks (Cardiff Blues), De Luca (Edinburgh).

Italy: Masi (Racing Metro); Benvenuti (Treviso), Canale (Clermont Auvergne), Sgarbi (Treviso), Mirco Bergamasco (Stade Francais); Burton (Treviso), Semenzato (Treviso); Perugini (Aironi), Ghiraldini (Treviso), Castrogiovanni (Leicester), Del Fava (Aironi), Geldenhuys (Aironi), Zanni (Treviso), Derbyshire (Treviso), Parisse (Stade Francais).
Replacements: Festuccia (Racing Metro), Lo Cicero (Racing Metro), Bernabo (Treviso), Barbieri (Treviso), Canavosio (Aironi), Orquera (Brive), McLean (Treviso).