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Italy condemn Scotland to wooden spoon

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ITALY 13 SCOTLAND 6

Italy winger Giovanbattista Venditti scores the only try of the match.

Italy winger Giovanbattista Venditti scores the only try of the match. Photo: AFP

LONDON: Scotland finished the 2012 Six Nations with the wooden spoon as Italy beat them 13-6 in Rome on Saturday.

The defeat means Scotland have lost all of their five matches in this tournament, with their losing streak now extended to seven Tests in a row -- a run dating back to last year's World Cup in New Zealand and their worst since 1998.

For Italy, who scored the only try through wing Giovanbattista Venditti early in the second half, victory saw them avoid the wooden spoon for the first time in five years and gave their French coach Jacques Brunel his first win in charge.