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Brunel: Italy on the right path

Italy coach Jacques Brunel feels his side are on the "right path" following the 13-6 RBS 6 Nations victory over Scotland in Rome.

Mirco Bergamasco kicked a penalty, Giovanbattista Venditti crossed for a converted try and Kristopher Burton added a drop goal after 77 minutes as Italy triumphed to avoid the wooden spoon.

Brunel said: "This win is very important because it marks a start. We are on the right path. We had to win today to get confidence."

It was Brunel's first win in charge of Italy as Scotland remain without a victory in Rome since 2006, and he added: "I think today we were able to impose our intensity.

"Each experience, each story is important.

"We have dominated Scotland as no-one else has done in the tournament. I'm very happy with the way we have won this game."

The Azzurri sustained two injury blows with centre Gonzalo Canale suffering a suspected fractured wrist and replacement Tobias Botes a fractured arm.


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