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All square between Italy and Scotland

Scotland and Italy played out a dour 6-6 draw in Colleferro in round three of the women's 6 Nations. Italy led 6-0 at the break but two penalties from Sarah Gill (pictured) meant Scotland took something from the game in the second half.

Italy scored after ten minutes when Veronica Schiavon knocked over a penalty and she put another three between the sides later in the half to give the home team a 6-0 lead at the break.

Scotland got back into the game in the second half with the two scores from Gill and Italy missed the opportunity to win the match when they missed a shot late in the match,

Scotland head coach Gary Parker said: "We faced a lot of challenges during the match - we lost our hooker early in the first half, both wingers went off injured at the same time but we managed to turn the game around at 6-0 down.

"After three 6 Nations games we've posted just one defeat; but this was an opportunity missed and we're disappointed with a draw.

"The first forty minutes were poor and we didn't get into the game at all. However we responded to that with probably the best 20 minutes we've had, at the start of the second half, moving the ball well and executing good moves."

Earlier in the weekend, the Scotland Women's A team beat the British Police 48-0 and the Scotland Women's Academy side lost out to England Colleges, 10-5, at Halhill, Dunbar.