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Italy vs Scotland in the Six Nations

This weekend it's already the last but one in the 2024 Six Nations tournament. All six contestants got only two more tries to show what they are worth. In this article we look back at the history of the games between Italy and Scotland. The two nations who are going to open the fourth gameweek tomorrow afternoon. Both teams enter this match with a good feeling. Scotland comes on the back of a victory over England, while Italy drawn against France two weeks ago.

The Six Nations rugby tournament is a breeding ground for historic rivalries, and the clash between Italy and Scotland is no exception. While a tale of two very different journeys, both teams bring passion and a hunger for victory to the pitch, making their encounters a compelling watch for any rugby fan.

A new era, a familiar challenge

Italy joined the Five Nations in 2000, transforming it into the current Six Nations format. Since then, it's been an uphill battle for the Azzurri against the established giants of the competition. The head-to-head record reflects this struggle, with Scotland boasting a dominant 28 wins to Italy's mere 8 (as of July 2023). There have been no draws, highlighting the clear gulf in victories.

The Cuttitta Cup

However, this rivalry extends beyond the scoreline. The Cuttitta Cup, established in honor of the late Massimo Cuttitta, a former Italian captain and Scotland scrum coach, adds an extra layer of significance to the annual fixture. This trophy serves as a constant reminder of the deep connection between the two nations in the world of rugby.

Glimmers of hope

While Scotland has undoubtedly held the upper hand, there have been glimpses of Italian brilliance throughout the years. Close encounters and surprise victories keep the hope alive for the Azzurri faithful. One such instance was the 2011 Six Nations where Italy secured a narrow 18-17 win at Murrayfield, a result that sent shockwaves through the tournament.

A Rivalry

The future of this rivalry promises continued intrigue. Italy, with a strong youth development program, is constantly working to bridge the gap. Scotland, on the other hand, strives to maintain its dominance. Will Italy finally break free from the underdog role and challenge Scotland for the Cuttitta Cup? Or will the Thistle continue to reign supreme? Only time will tell as this tale of two teams unfolds in the upcoming Six Nations.