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Scotland 3 - New-Zealand 49

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Scotland
    • New Zealand
    • 19:02 Max Evans is just making his way off the pitch strapped into the stretcher and receiving oxygen as he goes. He was talking and moving his arms and legs before he was moved on to that stretcher though so fingers crossed things are not too serious for him
    • 19:00 Not a lot for Scotland to be too happy about in today's performance but New Zealand continue their clinical demolition of the home nations
    • FT That's it. Referee Dave Pearson has called time on the match with Max Evans still down injured on the far touchline. We're about a minute or so short of the final whistle but Pearson decides theirs little point in playing out those final 90 seconds
    • 79' Max Evans is down injured and is currently being put on to a stretcher which, given his brother Thom's career-ending neck injury eariler in the year, is not a good thing to see
    • 78' CONVERSION! Donald adds another comfortable two points and will just two minutes remaining that's probably the last score of the day
    • 78' TRY! Ellis crossed over but it could have been anyone as the black shirts swarm up the pitch in search of Donald's pass. Gear was there, as was Muliaina and also Williams but Ellis was the man to receive the ball and he crosses over under the posts
    • 76' The biggest cheer of the day goes up from the Scotland crowd as a pitch invade heads towards Sonny Bill Williams before being collected by the stewards and escorted off the pitch!
    • 73' Scotland break down left wing to give the fans something to get excited out finally before the ball is recycled out to the right. Jackson finds Barclay to slide through a small gap and, although New Zealand turn the ball over, they promptly kick straight back to Scotland who will go again
    • 70' Ruaridh Jackson comes on for Parks to win his first international cap for Scotland as the clock ticks over to just 10 minutes to go
    • 68' CONVERSION! Donald kicks his first points of the match with ease as Smith had run the ball behind to ensure his fly-half got to kick from right in front of the posts
    • 67' TRY! Williams sets up another try, this time off-loading to Conrad Smith outside him on the left. It's another one-handed pass from Williams albeit across his body this time and Smith easily jogs over the line for the try
    • 65' Scotland lose a line-out after an ugly throw from Ford and Muliaina picks up the loose ball before Gear hacks the ball upfield only for Southwell to collect. But Scotland knock-on yet again and New Zealand have the scrum
    • 62' Donald kicks to touch as the substitutions threaten to overwhelm the game. It's lost some of it's fluidity in the last 10 minutes or so as the All Blacks begin to relax into the win
    • 60' Following Carter's replacemant, Richie McCaw has been taken off and Jimmy Cowan follows just a minute later as New Zealand give some of their second string a run out
    • 57' Jacobsen loses the ball forward as Scotland look to build the phases and New Zealand break in the counter-attack through Gear
    • 54' Woodcock is penalised for not rolling away from the tackle and Scotland will have another penalty, with which the opt for the scrum
    • 53' Scotland finally push for the line as first Barclay, then Parks, then Gray try to make a few yards towards getting a consolation try
    • 51' CONVERSION! Carter adds another two points but he does not look long for this match as Stephen Donald warms up on the sidelines
    • 50' TRY! Carter finds Sonny Bill Williams, who once again produces a signature off-load through the side-gate for Muliaina on the right wing and the fullback has the pace to get away from Southwell once again and touch down in the corner
    • 49' Gear shows some great strength in the middle of the pitch to break away and stretch the Scotland defence before being brought down by Southwell
    • 45' Gear, looking for his hat-trick of tries, breaks down the left wing and although he is brought down the All Blacks will go back for a penalty in the middle of the pitch
    • 44' Woodcock makes a good pick-up off his bootlaces before Toeava break through in the middle of the park. He is brought down and looses his shorts with it as New Zealand continue to recycle the ball through phase-after-phase
    • 42' Evans chips the ball upfield and thumps it straight into Muliaina as New Zealand regain possession on the right wing
    • 41' Carter gets the clash back underway as Scotland look to limit the damage to their confidence ...
    • HT Sure enough that is it for the first half as Scotland are at least temporarily put out of their misery
    • 40+2 The ball goes forward off Sean Lamont on the left wing and that should be the end of the half
    • 40+1 Toeava is bundled towards touch after Evans slips in and looses possession. Toeava is running Sean Lamont ragged as he jinks past him for a third time on the wing before Southwell comes to the rescue on the wing
    • 40' Blair took a pretty big hit in one of those cycles of possession and can barely stand up as he is helped off the pitch to make way for Greig Laidlaw, who wins his first cap for Scotland
    • 39' Williams to Muliaina and eventually Scotland earn themselves a penalty when the All Blacks fullback fails to release the ball
    • 38' Read drives the ball forward in a maul and takes it to within four metres of the line. Cowan recycles the ball wide to Carter, who finds Read once again. McCaw takes it on, then Williams, then Messam, Toeava and Woodcock ...
    • 36' Scotland are penalised for not rolling away in the tackle, with Cowan and Kelly Brown almost coming to blows in the aftermath, and Carter kicks for possession on the left wing
    • 34' Scotland begin to make up some ground around the half-way line and recycle the ball through a number of phases before Rory Lamont knocks on on the left wing whilst trying to collect Evans pass
    • 31' Parks is down with a knee injury as Conrad Smith breaks for New Zealand. Blair comes up with a great tap-tackle on Smith to bring him down and Scotland get a penalty when Gear losses the ball forward in contact
    • 28' CONVERSION! Carter adds another conversion to match New Zealand's score to the number of minutes passed once again. That's pretty much four attacks, four tries for New Zealand so far
    • 27' TRY! A moment of brilliance from Hosea Gear as he cuts a swathe through the Scotland defence. Ross Ford, Southwell and Mike Blair get nowhere near Gear as he dives over the line for his second try of the day
    • 25' Carter turns the ball over after Scotland come within 10 metres of the line with Max Evans in possession. New Zealand had stolen the line-out on the opposite side of the park but Scotland had done well to steal it back before Smith brought down Evans
    • 24' New Zealand are penalised for going off their feet at the tackle and Scotland get the crowd going by kicking for the corner
    • 22' There's a mummering of excitement by the crowd as Southwell looks to break down the left wing but he knocks forward and the move breaks down once again
    • 20' CONVERSION! Carter adds another two points to take New Zealand's tally to 21 points in 21 minutes and this is looking disastruous for Scotland already
    • 19' TRY! Carter comfortably has the pace to run away from Hamilton but off-loads inside to Muliaina as Southwell approaches. And the All Blacks fullback is completely on his own, easing over to score on his 92nd cap
    • 19' Owen Franks and then Keiran Read take on the ball as New Zealand run it from their own half. Read is shoved into touch but not before off-loading the ball to Dan Carter on the right wing ...
    • 16' Southwell again looks to create something in the middle of the park before Parks finds Barclay and then Rory Lamont but the ball goes back to Southwell, who receives a huge hit by Toeava and Smith
    • 15' Southwell breaks on the right wing before being hauled down by Carter and the ball is just lost forward when Allan Jacobsen comes in to attempt to collect the loose ball
    • 13' TRY! Muliaina finds Toeava on the right wing from the re-start and although Lamont gets across for the tackle, Southwell is left stranded as Carter receives the ball and easily jogs away for the try. The All Blacks fly-half also adds another easy conversion and they have a commanding lead already
    • 11' CONVERSION! Carter adds an easy two points to the tally with his kick right in front of the posts - the best fly-half in the world does not miss kicks like that
    • 10' TRY! Cowan finds Sonny Bill Williams, who is dominating in mid-field at the moment, and the former rugby league man finds Gear with another underarm one-handed pass. It's an easy run in for Gear in the end and he touches down beneath the posts
    • 8' New Zealand are handed the free kick as Scotland go into a scrum too early, before referee Dabe Pearson says engage. This is dangerous for the hosts as the All Blacks aren't that far out
    • 5' Sonny Bill Williams finds Hosea Gear with a one-handed off-load on the left wing, the latter racing away before drawing a penalty from Scotland as they fail to release. New Zealand won't take a kick at goal though, they'll go for possession instead
    • 3' PENALTY! Not quite as metronomic as Chris Patterson at his best, but Dan Parks lands the vast majority of his kicks. And this one is no exception as he slides the ball between the posts from around about 40 yards out
    • 3' New Zealand are penalised for holding on and Dan Parks will have the chance to give the hosts the first points of the game
    • 2' Sean Lamont makes a great break for Scotland, who have held onto possession well in the opening two minutes of the game and are yet to be pushed back into their own half by New Zealand
    • 1' Dan Parks gets things underway for the hosts ...
    • 17:18 The national anthems and haka both over, things are just about ready to get underway as Scotland, in white shirts make their way out into the middle of the park
    • 17:11 Scotland emerge into the darkness around Murrayfield with the floodlights off to observe a minutes silence for Rememberance Day before the anthems ring out around the stadium
    • 16:59 It's been a bumper day of action in the rugby world already with Engalnd stiffling Australia 35-18 at Twickenham, Wales throwing away a lead to lose 25-29 to South Africa at the Millennium Stadium and Ireland beating Samoa 20-10 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Argentina have also got their November internationals off to a winning start with a 22-16 win over Italy in Rome
    • 16:56 Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary as Scotland take on New Zealand at Murrayfield
  • Summary

    Scotland versus New Zealand
      Tries Gear 9’, 26’, Carter 11’, Muliaina 18’, 48’, Smith 67’, Ellis 78’
      Conversions Carter 9’, 12’, 19’, 28’, 49’, Donald 67’, 78’
    Parks 3’ Penalties  
      Drops  

Live Team Line-Up

  • Scotland

    On the Field

    Subs

    • Hines Substitution In (41′)
    • Dickinson Substitution In (65′) Substitution Out (32′)
    • Walker Substitution In (41′)
    • Rennie Substitution In (65′)
    • Lawson Substitution In (65′)
    • Laidlaw Substitution In (38′)
    • Jackson Substitution In (67′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • New Zealand

    On the Field

    Subs

    • Hore Substitution In (61′)
    • Nonu
    • Afoa Substitution In (56′)
    • Ellis Substitution In (58′) Try
    • Donald Substitution In (50′)
    • Boric Substitution In (57′)
    • Braid Substitution In (57′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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