Greig Laidlaw: 'We can beat Italy'

Greig Laidlaw
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Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw is confident that the team can return to winning ways against Italy on Saturday.

Scrum-half Greig Laidlaw has insisted that Scotland can overcome Italy in the second match of their Six Nations campaign on Saturday.

Scotland opened their tournament with a 38-18 defeat to England on Saturday, but the 27-year-old is confident that they can return to winning ways this weekend.

"We really want to give our fans what they deserve - a win. There were huge positives in Saturday's performance and we looked very dangerous at times," he told BBC Sport.

"England disrupted us at the breakdown and we struggled to combat that a little bit. If we can get all the little parts right, we'll cause Italy huge problems.

"That's something we're going to work on this week and hopefully put right before the Italy game. England maybe caught us on the fly a little bit and the breakdown area killed us."

Laidlaw has 13 international caps to his name.

England's Owen Farrell kicks for goal during their match against Scotland on February 2, 2013
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