Stuart Hogg: Played a captain’s role with a commanding run for the first score of the game - Scotland’s first try in this Six Nations. 8

Sean Maitland: Quietly effective in defence and played consistently well in attack. 7

Chris Harris: Defended diligently as Italy tried to force their way back into the contest and finished well for second-half try. 8

Sam Johnson: Combined well with outside runners to keep attack ticking over. 7

Blair Kinghorn: Looked alert in defence and was an occasional threat in attack - though promising break led to dangerous counter-attack by home team. 7

Adam Hastings: Missed three out of four place-kicks but held his nerve to vary attack well and finished off with team’s third try. 7

The National:

Ali Price: Up in support well to claim what he thought was a try but was ruled out for forward pass. 7

Rory Sutherland: Scrummaged powerfully right from the start to put Italians on back foot. 8

Stuart McInally: Lively and reliable on his return to the starting line-up. 7

Zander Fagerson: Strong carrier in loose as well as crucial player at set piece. 7

Ben Toolis: Disrupted opposition lineout well and was a solid source of ball on own throw. 7

Scott Cummings: Carried effectively in the loose and was solid in set piece. 7

Jamie Ritchie: Combined well in defence with Hamish Watson but was denied try by Polledri tackle. 8

Hamish Watson: Intelligent defence produced some valuable turnovers but forward pass saw Price touchdown chalked off. 8

Magnus Bradbury: Nearly produced team’s second try at start of second half. 7


Matt Fagerson: On for Bradbury after 55 minutes.

George Horne: Replaced Price at same time and was quickly involved in support play.

Allan Dell: Also a 55th-minute sub.

WP Nel: On with Dell to shore up front row.

Fraser Brown: Had last 20 in place of McInally.

Rory Hutchinson: Replaced Harris on hour mark.

Grant Gilchrist: Took over from Toolis for last dozen minutes.

Byron McGuigan: Late change for Maitland.