Scotland vs Italy: Kick-off time, venue, TV channel and team news

After a fantastic opening day in the World Cup, day two gets underway as Scotland take on Italy.

Italy are driven by NRL talent whilst Scotland have a few notable Super League players.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Kick-off time and venue

The game kicks off at 14:30 at Kingtson Park in Newcastle.

TV Coverage

TV coverage starts at 14:00 on BBC Two.

Team News

Scotland are without number one Lewis Clarke which means either winger Matty Russell or halfback Ryan Brierley will have to start at fullback. This will prompt a shuffle around in the rest of the team. Italy meanwhile will be led by skipper Nathan Brown. Bellow are the squads for the game:

Scotland
Matty RUSSELL
Ben HELLEWELL
Kieran BUCHANAN
Lachlan WALMSLEY
Bailey HAYWARD
Ryan BRIERLEY
Logan BAYLISS-BROW
Liam HOOD
Sam LUCKEY
Euan AITKEN
Kane LINNETT
James BELL
Kyle SCHNEIDER
Luke BAIN
Jack TEANBY
Calum GAHAN
Davey DIXON
Bayley LUI
Dale FERGUSON

Italy
Luke POLSELLI
Richard LEPORI
Daniel ATKINSON
Ethan NATOLI
Jake MAIZEN
Jack CAMPAGNOLO
Radean ROBINSON
Dean PARATA
Anton LARIA
Ryan KING
Brendan SANTI
Nathan BROWN
Joey TRAMONTANA
Luca MORETTI
Gioele CELERINO
Ronnie PALUMBO
Kyle PICKERING
Luke HODGE
Jack COLOVATTI

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