Women's Six Nations: Italy 26-12 Scotland

Lana Skeldon in action for Scotland Women
Hooker Lana Skeldon contributed seven of Scotland's 12 points with a try and a conversion
Women's Six Nations 2018
Italy Women (19) 26
Tries: Bettoni, Magatti, Franco, Rigoni Cons: Sillari 3
Scotland Women (0) 12
Tries: Skeldon, Sinclair Con: Skeldon

Scotland were well beaten by Italy in Padova to finish their Women's Six Nations campaign in fifth place.

Shade Munro's side ended the tournament with one win from five, sitting above Wales in the final standings.

On a terrible, muddy pitch, Italy took a 19-0 half-time advantage with tries from Melissa Bettoni, Maria Magatti and Giada Franco.

Beatric Rigoni extended the hosts' lead, before Scotland crossed through Lana Skeldon and Eilidh Sinclair.

The Italians finish in fourth place, having claimed two victories.

France clinched their fifth Grand Slam with Friday's thumping of Wales, with England second and Ireland third.

Italy: Manuela Furlan, Sofia Stefan, Michela Sillari, Beatrice Rigoni, Maria Magatti, Veronica Madia, Sara Barattin, Gaia Giacomoli, Melissa Bettoni, Lucia Gai, Valentina Ruzza, Giordana Duca, Giada Franco, Isabella Locatelli, Elisa Giordano.

Replacements: Silvia Turani, Michela Merlo, Elisa Pillotti, Ilaria Arrighetti, Beatrice Veronese, Jessica Busato, Aura Muzzo.

Scotland team: Chloe Rollie, Liz Musgrove, Hannah Smith, Helen Nelson, Lauren Harris, Lisa Martin (capt), Sarah Law; Lindsey Smith, Lana Skeldon, Megan Kennedy, Emma Wassell, Deborah McCormack, Sarah Bonar, Rachel Malcolm, Jade Konkel.

Replacements: Jodie Rettie, Siobhan McMillan, Katie Dougan, Siobhan Cattigan, Louise McMillan, Jenny Maxwell, Eilidh Sinclair, Rhona Lloyd.

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