That performance was a vast improvement on the opening 42-0 loss at defending champion Wales. Treviso flanker Alessandro Zanni will make his 119th appearance for the Azzurri, moving him level with Martin Castrogiovanni in second on the list of all-time caps for Italy.
Scotland also lost its first two matches, against Ireland and England.
Italy: Jayden Hayward, Mattia Bellini, Luca Morsi, Carlo Canna, Matteo Minozzi, Tommaso Allan, Callum Braley; Braam Steyn, Sebastian Negri, Jake Polledri, Niccolò Cannone, Alessandro Zanni, Giosuè Zilochhi, Luca Bigi (captain), Andrea Lovotti. Reserves: Federico Zani, Danilo Fischetti, Marco Riccioni, Marco Lazzaroni, Dean Budd, Giovanni Licata, Guglielmo Palazzani, Giulio Bisegni.
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