It certainly wasn't pretty, but the most important thing for Scotland was to get two points and get off the bottom of the table.
I must be honest and say that the style of Scotland's win was not convincing and there didn't appear to be any real urgency to their game in the first half in particular.
Whereas Italy's game plan was clear for everybody to see, it was difficult to sense what tactics the Scots were playing and the lack of shape to their game was particularly disappointing.
I would have expected Scotland to move the ball wide more often than they did, and I also thought that some of the kicking was a little aimless at times.
As for the Scottish players, I felt Sean Lamont had his most assured game for Scotland,
and he looked a real threat when he got the ball.
Simon Taylor's first game back for a year was not the best that he had played for Scotland, but it was always going to be difficult for him going into an international game with only 60 to 70 minutes of real rugby under his belt.
Looking ahead to the game against Wales, there is no doubt that Scotland will have their work cut out.
Wales have a set of backs to cause any team in international rugby trouble.
Scotland will need to take the Welsh on up front and start the game as they did against Ireland.
The Welsh will travel to Murrayfield with a lot of confidence and I just hope from a Scottish point of view that that confidence turns into complacency.
But credit to Wales, to come back in the way they did against France is no mean feat, and they now have that all important winning habit.
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.