Scotland hit back to beat Italy at World Under-20

Former Currie player Robbie Nairn scores for Scotland

Former Currie player Robbie Nairn scores for Scotland

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Scotland bounced back from a half-time deficit to beat Italy 27-19 in the World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester and secure their place in the 5th-8th play-off places.

In the first half, prop Murray McCallum opened the scoring for Scotland with a close-range try before Italian No.8 Giovanni Licata crossed with the conversion putting his side ahead at the break. The Scots found another gear in the second half, scoring three tries through Robbie Nairn, Blair Kinghorn and Ally Miller. Efforts by Daniel Rimpelli and Pierre Bruno couldn’t save the Italians.

It was the first time Scotland – who will now take on Australia on Monday – had won two games in the pool stages of the tournament.