Evans - Italy will be tough

Wing hopes his flair can help Scotland beat Italy and avoid wooden spoon

Last Updated: 17/03/11 12:15pm

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Evans: flair

Evans: flair

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Max Evans hopes another strong display on the wing can help Scotland break their RBS Six Nations losing streak against Italy this weekend and avoid the wooden spoon.

Andy Robinson's side have now lost four games on the trot, the latest loss coming last Sunday when they went down 22-16 to England at Twickenham.

Evans scored a late try at the weekend to set up a tense finale but Scotland must nevertheless beat the Azzurri on Saturday to avoid their first wooden spoon since 2007.

The Glasgow Warriors wing lauded the defensive display last time out and hopes he can help Scotland to fire on all cylinders in attack this weekend.

He said: "I like to think that flair is what I can bring to a game.

"We've got to take the positive from the England game, our defence, and take that into the Italy game.

"Then we can look to wear them down with our attack as well."


Evans nevertheless appreciates that Italy, who defeated France last weekend, will pose a formidable challenge.

The 27-year-old said: "It's not just because of the French game, they'll be tough, no matter what.

"They were unlucky not to win some of their other games in the tournament.

"They've really threatened in every game and they were always going to be a tough opponent."

Evans will move to Castres after this autumn's World Cup and he is excited by his switch to the continent.

He added: "I'm really looking forward to it. It's a great opportunity for my rugby.

"It's a different culture completely. I'll have to start working on my French fairly sharpish.

"I love playing rugby, it doesn't matter where it is, but it will be exciting - a new place and a new challenge."

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