Scotland set sights on Italy
August 15, 2011
Scotland's Max Evans is tackled by Italy's Andrea Bacchetti during their clash at Murrayfield in 2009 © Getty Images
Scotland tackle Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday looking for back-to-back victories over their European rivals.
A 21-8 victory in Edinburgh during this year's Six Nations saw the Scots stretch their advantage in the all-time stats to 11 wins opposed to the Azzurri's six.
Scotland hold the record for the highest score, the biggest winning margin and highest try-return of the series. They won 47-15 and scored six tries at Murrayfield when the sides met in a World Cup warm-up match in August 2003. Italy's best result is their 37-17 Six Nations win at Murrayfield in 2007, when they scored four tries.
Logan also heads the list of try scorers for the overall series, crossing four times in six appearances between 1996 and 2003. Six Italians, including the Bergamasco brothers, have scored two tries in the matches.
The other major records for the fixture include Chris Paterson's overall tally of 118 points from 12 appearances, both record marks, compared with 94 for Italy by Diego Dominguez.
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