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Here is the last-minute drop-goal that broke Italian hearts today

The Scottish victory will ease fears of the dreaded wooden spoon

A DUNCAN WEIR drop goal in the final minute of play gave Scotland a stunning 21-20 victory over Italy at Rome’s Olympic Stadium in an enthralling Six Nations clash today.

The Scottish victory will ease fears of the dreaded wooden spoon while the reverse can be said for Italy, who have no points after three matches.

Scotland, claiming their first win of the campaign after heavy defeats to Ireland and England, trailed 13-3 at half-time after an insipid half by both sides lit up only by the incisive Tommaso Allan.

However the visitors emerged a different side after the interval and came fighting back to lead the Italians 18-13 with just over 10 minutes to play.

Joshua Furno pulled Italy level only minutes later with Luciano Orquera converting to give Italy a 20-18 lead and set up a thrilling finish.

After the final scrum of the match Scotland got the ball to Weir who took his chance from 30 metres to stun a packed-out stadium and send the travelling Tartan Army support into raptures.

Source: RBS 6 Nations

© AFP 2014

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