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Neither side has managed to record a victory in this year’s Championship despite Andy Robinson’s Scotland winning praise for their attacking intent and Italy giving defending champions England a fright in Rome.
Scotland travel to the Italian capital having only won twice in six Championship games there – their last win coming back in 2006.
However Italy were beaten 21-8 by the Scots in the final game of last year’s Six Nations at Murrayfield and Parisse is expecting another tough challenge.
“The reality is that both Scotland and ourselves have played good matches in this Six Nations,” said Parisse.
“We've both been close to getting good results but at the end we find ourselves in this last match playing (to avoid) last place.
“It's not disappointing to play them for last place, it's a match like all the others, and even more so because it's at home and we have a responsibility to play well in front of our fans.
“Against England we were very bitter (to lose narrowly 19-15), so we have the possibility to play Scotland, who are a great team, even if no-one says so.
“They have shown in this tournament that they can play great rugby and put others in trouble. They were very unlucky against England and deserved to beat them (they lost 13-6).”