Scotland beat Italy 29-0 at Murrayfield in Vern Cotter’s last game in charge to end the 2017 Six Nations on a high.

Scotland came out on top against France at Murrayfield in their final Six Nations match of 2017 as they won 29-0.

Stuart Hogg put points of the board early on when he kicked a penalty after five minutes, before Tim Visser had a try ruled out for a knock-on.

Finn Russell did burst through shortly after to give Scotland a 10-0 lead. Matt Scott then capitalised on a loose ball to score their second try just before the break.

John Barclay was sent to the sin bin after Italy won penalty after penalty but the Azzurri couldn’t make their man advantage count.

Conor O’Shea’s men had their best chance when Angelo Esposito found Edoardo Padovani but the full-back spilled the ball and the chance was gone.

Scotland pushed on to claim the attacking bonus point with tries from Visser and Tommy Seymour.

Vern Cotter received a rapturous applause after the game as he led Scotland to their best Six Nations result since 2006.

The New Zealander said: “I’d to thank the players and everybody for the last three years, it’s been fantastic; it’s been fun I’ve really enjoyed it.”