Drop goal earns Scotland last-gasp win

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IOL Weir RUGBY-NATIONS-ITALY_0222_11 REUTERS Scotland's Duncan Weir celebrates after defeating Italy in their Six Nations Championship rugby union match at the Olympic stadium in Rome. Pictre: Giampiero Sposito

Rome - A last-gasp drop goal from Duncan Weir lifted Scotland to a dramatic 21-20 win over Italy in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Centre Alex Dunbar scored two second-half tries for Scotland who fought back from 13-3 down at the interval to secure their first win of the tournament and relieve the pressure on under-fire coach Scott Johnson.

Italy's Tommaso Allan contributed 13 points in the first half and Joshua Furno crossed for a try 10 minutes from time to put the Italians 20-18 ahead.

But the Scotland forwards set up a solid attacking position and with seconds remaining Weir slotted over a drop goal to send the thousands of Scottish fans in Rome wild. - Reuters


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