By Jonathan Davies

2015 - the year of rugby in the UK

A last minute penalty try for Italy consigned Scotland to a third successive Six Nations defeat at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Joshua Furno was awarded the 80th minute try as Scotland's crumbling pack illegally prevented the rampaging Italian maul from crossing the line, giving the visitors their first Six Nations win since 2013.

The defeat leaves Scotland at the bottom of the Six Nations table as the only team without a win, and with England and Ireland remaining, the wooden spoon is a real possibility.

Mark Bennett scored his first try for Scotland with an interception from distance, but Giovambattista Venditti proved the value of following a penalty kick. Kelly Haimona's penalty struck the post, and Venditti, following the kick caught the rebound and managed to ground the ball for the try.

Scrum-half Greig Laidlaw kicked 14 points for the Scots but it wasn't enough to deny Italy the win when referee George Clancy awarded the penalty try with less than a minute left on the clock.

After a positive Autumn series, Scotland coach Vern Cotter was bitterly disappointed with the loss.

He told BBC Scotland: "I'm obviously not getting the message across.

"Obviously, I'm responsible for the defeat so I'll be having a good look at myself and how we can move forward."

Cotter added: "There are some things we need to have a look at. We win together, we lose together.

"We've got two more games. and there are things that we need to do to perhaps give us more composure and enable us to finish and close out games."