Six Nations: Scotland coach Robinson defiant after whitewash

Andy Robinson insists he is the man to lead Scotland, despite his side finishing the Six Nations without a point.

The 13-6 defeat by Italy confirmed the Scots as Wooden Spoon recipients.

Asked if he could take the team any further, Robinson replied: "I believe I can. I'm contracted till 2015.

"It's the end of the tournament so we need to have time to think through what's happened and then put a plan together for the future."

Scotland were lacklustre in Rome, where Giovanbattista Venditti's try was the catalyst for Italy's first tournament win.

And yellow cards for Nick de Luca and Jim Hamilton did not help the visitors' cause.

"We had to do a lot of defending," said Robinson. "We turned over too much possession and when we do that it's going to be pretty tough.

"When we got into their territory, to turn over the line-outs as we did was very poor.

"We lost Allan Jacobsen just before the start of the game when he rolled his ankle. We were under quite a bit of pressure from Italy.

"We had to do a lot of defending with 14 men as well. We weren't able to get any field possession at all and that's through our poor line-out.

"We're disappointed. We were still in the game at 10-6 but then we turned over the line-out again and, if you do that, you're not going to win games of rugby.

"I feel for the players because they've put a lot into the tournament and we've missed out at times, and I would say that was the case with the first three games.

"In the last two games we've not been up to the standards that we were in those first three so that's the disappointment for us."

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