Scotland start Summer Series with defeat

Scotland Under-20s began the Six Nations Summer Series with a narrow 17-13 defeat to Italy in Parma.

The Scots led at half-time through a converted Nicole Flynn try and two penalties from the boots of Lucy MacRae, but were unable to score any points after the interval.

Greta Copat scored the decisive try for the hosts after a sustained spell of pressure, but Scotland did have chances to win it late on.

Sky Phimister looked set to score with the game's final play after Aregash Pellizzon fumbled a kick over the top, but the Scottish winger's kick rolled over the dead-ball line before she could chase it down.

Scotland take on France on 9 July, before rounding off their Summer Series campaign against Ireland on 14 July.