Blair Kinghorn in full flight for Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
- Blair Kinghorn bagged a hat-trick as Scotland beat Italy 26-14 at Murrayfield.
- Italy, trailing only 19-14 in the dying moments, had camped on the Scotland tryline before a breakaway try.
- The result left Italy with just one win in their last 42 Six Nations matches.
Blair Kinghorn scored a hat-trick of tries as Scotland defeated Italy 26-14 at Murrayfield on Saturday to condemn the Azzurri to a Six Nations whitewash.
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Victory on the last day of the tournament all but assured Scotland of a third-place finish ahead of France’s match with Wales and Grand Slam-chasing Ireland’s game at home to England.
This result meant a luckless Italy had lost all five of their matches this Six Nations despite flashes of briliance in attack, with the Azzurri having now won just one of their last 42 fixtures in the Championship.
Scotland led 19-6 early in the second half before Italy reduced the deficit to five points.
But an Italy knock-on near the posts in the last minute gave Scotland a scrum from which they counter-attacked with Kinghorn, starting at flyhalf in place of the injured Finn Russell, sprinting away to complete his treble.
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