Edoardo Padovani Unforced errors did not help his team’s attempt to stay in the contest. 5 out of 10

Mattia Bellini Made the odd dangerous break but was completely intimidated by Van der Merwe. 5

Ignacio Brex Vulnerable to Scotland’s speed in attack and another whose defensive frailties were evident. 5

Federico Mori Hardly helped his team by getting yellow-carded in the first half for a needless no-arms tackle on Johnson. 5

Monty Ioane An elusive runner who proved useful on the counter-attack but was yellow-carded for lifting tackle on Hogg. 5

Paolo Garbisi Some early kicking from hand was impressive, but he faded after Scotland got on top. 5

Stephen Varney Inadequate defence was exposed at Graham’s try but also showed some alertness in attack. 6

Danilo Fischetti Made a good start in the set piece against Zander Fagerson but had a costly fumble with the line at his mercy. 6

Luca Bigi The captain played a solid part at hooker and took his chance well for the opening score of the game. 8

Marco Riccioni First player on either team to be replaced after coming under heavy pressure in the scrum. 5

Niccolo Cannone Put in some useful defensive work as Scotland threatened to overrun his team. 7

Federico Ruzza Solid support work in the loose as well as at the lineout. 7

Sebastian Negri Blindside had some important carries in the first half but was sin-binned in the second for a slap-down. 5 

Johan Meyer Worked assiduously at the breakdown to harry the home team’s attackers. 7

Michele Lamaro Had little or no chance to show his attacking qualities. 6


Best of the rest

Giosue Zilocchi First sub of the day strove to shore up the scrum. 6

Carlo Canna Tried to bring some much-needed structure to his team. 6

Maxime Mbanda Injected some energy into proceedings. 6