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SCOTLAND take on Italy in the Women’s Six Nations this weekend, with both sides seeking their first victory of the tournament.
The Scots lost 28-8 to France last weekend, while Italy lost 29-8 in Ireland.
And Scottish head coach Bryan Easson made six changes to the squad after the French defeat.
Although one of the changes includes striker Jade Konkel, who will miss the remainder of the tournament through injury.
Easson said: “Unfortunately Jade Konkel has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament due to injury, but this provides that opportunity for others in such an important year.
“With two away matches remaining, we want to end our campaign with more clinical and poised performances against Italy and Ireland.
“We know that Italy usually play from deep in their territory and strike less than most teams in the tournament, so we know what to expect and have prepared accordingly.”
When is Italy vs Scotland?
Italy v Scotland is on Saturday April 23.
The game starts at 7:20 p.m.
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in Parma is the host.
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What TV channel and live stream is Italy vs Scotland on?
Italy v Scotland will be shown live on BBC Red Button and streamed live on BBC iPlayer.
BBC coverage begins at 6:50 p.m.
What are the teams?
Italy: Mr Furlan (captain); A Muzzo, M Sillari, B Rigoni, M Magatti; V Madia, S Stefan; M Bettoni, V Vecchini, L Gai, V Fedrighi, G Duca, B Veronese, I Arrighetti, E Giordano. Subs: S Turani, G Maris, M Merlo, S Tounesi, I Locatelli, S Barattin, A D’Inca, V Minuzzi
Scotland:C Rollie; R Lloyd, L Thomson, H Nelson, S Campbell; S Law, C Mattinson; M Wright, L Skeldon, C Belisle, E Wassell, S Bonar, R Malcolm (captain), R McLachlan, E Gallagher. Subs: J Rettie, L Bartlett, K Dougan, L McMillan, A Young, J Maxwell, H Smith, M Gaffney.
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Welcome to Italy against Scotland
Scotland travel to Italy with both teams still looking for their first victory in this year’s TikTok Six Nations Championship.
Individual errors have marred both sides’ performances so far, but for Scotland an away win would be a huge boost ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
They are without star No.8 Jade Konkel, but Chloe Rollie’s influence from full-back has grown with every game and has led to her being named Player of the Tournament in the third round, so she will be looking to build on on that.
Lock Emma Wassell is back for Scotland after injury and other changes to the field: Molly Wright makes her first loose lead start, Rachel McLachlan enters open flanker and Evie Gallacher moves from flanker to No.8.
Ilaria Arrighetti makes his first appearance of the campaign in the Italian back row, Vittoria Vecchini enters at hooker and Melissa Bettoni moves to loose prop.
Sofia Stefan starts at scrum-half, Aura Muzzo comes in on the wing and Michela Sillari is outside the centre.
In the back, Caity Mattinson starts at scrum-half alongside Sarah Law, Shona Campbell is back on the wing and Helen Nelson and Lisa Thomson switch positions each to form a new midfield pair.