The win was a long time coming. Despite an impressive showing at last autumn's World Cup, Scotland had yet to record a Six Nations win under Vern Cotter before today's away clash with Italy. They had played seven championship games under the New Zealander and lost them all while also dropping the last two games in the 2014 championship too, so it had been a miserable run for Scotland in the spring tournament.
Italy was always going to be their best opportunity to finally get a win and so it proved today, with Scotland scoring three tries in a 36-20 win in Rome. As has often been the case, Stuart Hogg provided a massive spark from fullback, orchestrating their first and third tries.
His bamboozling run allowed John Hardie to go over in the corner early on while a slick side-door pass put his clubmate Tommy Seymour in on the right to seal the win.
Finn Russell also fooled the Italian defence with this show-and-go in the build-up to John Hardie's try in between.
It will be interesting to see if Scotland can kick on from this and overturn the French at Murrayfield in their next game. Given what we have seen from France so far, Cotter should seriously be targeting that game for a statement win.
You know the French have been playing turgid stuff when we are looking to Scotland to bring the flair to that game.