‘Incredible’ that Italy didn’t score – O’Shea

Date published: March 19 2017

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea was left incredulous by the fact that his side failed to score a single point against Scotland.

The 29-0 defeat marked a dismal end to a tough Six Nations for the Azzurri, who failed to register a point on the overall table either despite the introduction of bonus points in 2017.

Italy had a number of chances in the second half in particular, with Angelo Espositio wasting two opportunities, and O'Shea admitted that Italy's lack of production on the scoreboard hurt them in the long run.

"They were better than us because we weren't able to score points," O'Shea told the Six Nations website.

"We had lots of chances and we couldn't take them. Points give you energy and today that energy never arrived. It was incredible that we didn't score.

"As I've said before, there is incredible potential in Italy. The path is long and hard. We have to help the young players grow."

As a result Italy take the Wooden Spoon for the 12th time in 18 years since entering the Championship back in 2000.