Scotland v New Zealand as it happened

Live text commentary and video as New Zealand score six tries to beat Scotland, who manage three themselves, at Murrayfield.

11 November 2012 Last updated at 20:02 GMT

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  1. 1646: 

    Enjoy that then? Maybe not so much if you're a Scot, but neutrals must have loved it. So after the first weekend of the autumn Tests the four Home Nations managed just one win between them - and that came against 14th ranked Fiji.

    France won well at home to Australia but the other Rugby Championship sides were all victorious and what promised to be a tough few weeks looks even more daunting now for the northern hemisphere sides.

    We're back next Friday with coverage of Wales v Samoa, kick-off 19:30 GMT, and the following day England host Australia, Ireland A tackle Fiji and Scotland welcome South Africa.

    I'm off for an ice bath and some rehydration - see you all next week.

  2. 1635:  
    Jonathan Davies, BBC Sport

    "New Zealand are the best team in the world and it was a pleasure to see them play in the first half. I think Scotland, after their summer tour, have come on a long way and the forwards battled very, very hard, but they made far too many mistakes and were penalised for it.

    "Against New Zealand you've got to pressurise them at every opportunity. Scotland tried their best but for me the basic skills, game awareness and support play makes New Zealand a level above everyone else. It is going to take a very good team to beat them."

  3. 1631: 

    Pete via text on 81111: "Good win by the All Blacks but Scotland can take heart from the fact they scored more points against NZ than any other team for over 2 years!"

  4. 1626: 

    Anon via text on 81111: "That is why the All Blacks are the WORLD CHAMPIONS."


    Darren Johns on Twitter: "Still probably says something about Northern Hemisphere rugby when Scotland play 'reasonably well' and still concede 50+ points. NZ miles ahead."

    Becca on Twitter: "Honestly, I'm over the moon that we scored a few tries. Confidence is definitely up in the past year, just completely outclassed."

    Alf Benson on Twitter: "New Zealand's support play is simply amazing and so simple. If you don't have the ball, follow the person that does."

  6. 1623:  
    Andy Nicol, BBC Sport rugby union expert

    "Carter was imperious. We said said at the top of the programme that great players look like they've got time - yes Scotland fell off a couple of tackles but his awareness and execution were just outstanding. It was a pleasure to watch."


    James Gallagher on Twitter: "Glimpses today of why Dan Carter is the best 10 that has played this game."

    Jonathan Davies on BBC One, BBC Sport

    "There has not been a better player on the field than Dan Carter, who is my man of the match. He has been magnificent once again. He has had a hand in three of their tries and he has kicked everything bar one. He has been brilliant."

    FULL-TIME- Scotland 22-51 New Zealand

    Scotland take a quick tap penalty and try to hammer their way through. Jacobsen and Strokosch both make ground but when the ball goes wide Visser loses control as he tries to go on the outside.

  10. 76 mins: 
    TRY- Scotland 22-51 New Zealand (Smith try, Carter conversion)

    Another excellent score. New Zealand kick a penalty to just outside the Scottish 22 and win quick ball off the top. McCaw and Ellison punch holes in midfield before Carter slips through the defence once more and feeds Smith to race over. The fly-half - man of the match courtesy of Jonathan Davies - converts to bring up the fifty.

  11. 74 mins: 
    Scotland 22-44 New Zealand

    Some of the sting has gone out of the game and Carter fires out a poor pass as an All Black attack stalls in midfield.

  12. 69 mins: 
    Scotland 22-44 New Zealand

    Scotland fans - your team is the first since Australia in 2011 to score three tries against the All Blacks - any consolation?

    A Scottish attack ends as the ball is spilled forwards but Savea kicks out on the full from just outside his 22. It's a good chance for the Scots as they win the line-out and try to march forwards inside the 22. Strokosch tries to bully his way forward round the fringes but becomes isolated and the All Blacks get two men on the ball - penalty.


    Mark Thomas on Twitter: "Dan Carter = Rugby Genius."

    Adam Stonehill on Twitter: "Savea has wheeeeeeeels."

    Samantha Richardson on Twitter: "Wow, New Zealand are a different class."

  14. 63 mins: 
    TRY- Scotland 22-44 New Zealand (Savea try, Carter conversion)

    I was just about to say the All Blacks had gone a bit quiet - ominously so... Carter chips wide and powerhouse winger Savea gathers on the gallop. He's only got full-back Hogg to beat and elects to side-step him with beautiful balance before cruising over for his second try of the game - and eighth in six Tests.

  15. 61 mins: 
    Scotland 22-37 New Zealand

    Scotland hammer away at the All Blacks, forwards and backs combing to hurl themselves at the visitors' defence, but New Zealand hold firm and Thomson, back on the field after his earlier indiscretion, wins a penalty at a ruck as Scotland hold on illegally.

  16. 56 mins: 
    Scotland 22-37 New Zealand

    Scotland drive to within a couple of metres of the New Zealand line but the move comes to an end as Kelly Brown runs into his own man and is pinged for obstruction.


    Saidmadrid on Twitter: "Scotland taking advantage and scoring another try. Good team spirit."

  18. 53: 
    PENALTY- Scotland 22-37 New Zealand (Carter penalty)

    Seven from eight for Carter.

  19. 51 mins: 
    TRY- Scotland 22-34 New Zealand (Visser try, Laidlaw missed conversion)

    Richie McCaw turns over a Scotland attack in the All Blacks 22 and the visitors try to counter, but Ellison is brought to ground and Laidlaw drives through the ruck and kicks it clear. Blair is first to react and he pops the ball up for Visser to romp over.

  20. 50 mins: 
    Scotland 17-34 New Zealand

    I make that 10 minutes without a New Zealand try - is that some sort of record?

  21. 47 mins: 
    Scotland 17-34 New Zealand

    Big chance goes begging for the Scots. They earn an attacking line-out five metres out but when the ball is thrown to the back of the line the hosts lose possession and New Zealand clear their lines.

  22. 44 mins: 
    SIN BIN- Scotland 17-34 New Zealand (Thomson yellow card)

    The All Blacks are down to 14 men as flanker Thomson is yellow carded for illegal use of the boot. It wasn't very hard, but he looked to use his foot on the head of Scotland flanker Alasdair Strokosch - the citing commissioner may want to have a look at that.

  23. 43 mins: 
    Scotland 17-34 New Zealand

    Scotland centre Nick de Luca makes good ground off first phase. David Denton bashes it up, the ABs nearly turn it over but Scotland win it back and go again. Sean Lamont tries to go round the outside but loses the ball and Richie McCaw turns it over, before the whistle goes as the touch judge has his flag out.


    John Howard on Twitter: "Lovely master class in getting the basics right. NZ cruising against Scotland."

    Matthew Dick on Twitter: "Silly mistakes from Scotland. Can't make them against the best without being punished."

    Vicky Nutley on Twitter: "And that would be why New Zealand are world champions, just bumping it up another gear."

  25. 41 mins: 
    Scotland 17-34 New Zealand

    We're back under way. All Blacks inside centre Tamati Ellison's got some happy feet - he's beating the first man every time he gets the ball.


    BBC Sport's Ben Dirs on Twitter: "That's the genius of the All Blacks - you think you've got them and next thing you know they're out of sight..."


    Martin Murrish on Twitter: "Massacre. Chris Hoy on at half time as a No 16?"

    Said Madrid on Twitter: "the all blacks are crusing now. everytime they hit the scottish 22 they score as theres no oposition to stop them."

    Lewis Finlayson on Twitter: "C'mon lads, they don't like it up 'em!"

  28. 1522:  
    Jonathan Davies on BBC One, BBC Sport

    "It was a fantastic first half, thoroughly enjoyable. The difference in quality, finishing and support play is huge. You can't give them an inch. It was a delight to watch the All Blacks."

    HALF-TIME- Scotland 17-34 New Zealand

    You score two tries, get 17 points on the board and still trail by 17 points? Gutted. New Zealand have been superb and they'll probably be the unhappier side, having conceded that late try. Outstanding.

  30. 1517:  
    Jonathan Davies on BBC One, BBC Sport

    "I am running out of superlatives. It is just very simple but very effective and the decision-making is of the highest quality. What are New Zealand good at? They just do everything so well."

  31. 40 mins: 
    Scotland 17-34 New Zealand (Cross try, Laidlaw conversion)

    Another tap, another series of drives and prop Cross dives under McCaw's tackle to score Scotland's second try.

  32. 39 mins: 
    Scotland 10-34 New Zealand

    Defiance from the Scots. With time up they tap a penalty and hurl themselves at the New Zealand line. Scott tries to drive over but AB scrum-half Piri Weepu gets his ample thigh under the ball and it's hard to see if it made it to ground. The decision - held up, no try.

  33. 38 mins: 
    TRY- Scotland 10-34 New Zealand (Hore try, Carter conversion)

    Help - where's my thesaurus? There's another blur of offloading, passing and rapid rucking, and hooker Andrew Hore muscles over.

  34. 33 mins: 
    TRY- Scotland 10-27 New Zealand (Jane try, Carter conversion)

    Too good. From one to 15 they are all great on the ball and quick hands from back rowers McCaw and Adam Thomson help create space as Jane squeezes over in the corner.

  35. 30 mins: 
    TRY- Scotland 10-20 New Zealand (Savea try, Carter conversion)

    Superb from the All Blacks. First they put Victor Vito in space down the right and he combines with Carter to take the visitors deep inside Scottish territory. When they receycle quick hands down the line give Smith the chance to set Julian Savea free down the left and he hands off Visser to score.

  36. 28 mins: 
    PENALTY- Scotland 10-13 New Zealand (Carter penalty)

    Carter redeems himself with the boot.

  37. 27 mins: 
    Scotland 10-10 New Zealand

    Great take from a high kick by aerial expert Jane. The ABs whip it into midfield and Ellison does his best Sonny Bill Williams impression, quick feet to fix his man before bursting through midfield and offloading to the supporting Smith. He feeds Carter and the star fly-half... totally ruins the move with a hopeless pass to no-one. Apparently he's human after all.

  38. 24 mins: 
    PENALTY- Scotland 10-10 New Zealand (Laidlaw penalty)

    Laidlaw levels the scores. This is only the second time Scotland have reached double figures against New Zeaalnd in the last six Tests between the two.

  39. 20 mins: 
    Scotland 7-10 New Zealand

    Scotland lose Ross Rennie with a shoulder injury, on comes David Denton. More detail on that try - first Carter steps inside Rennie as he over-chases and races 40m before being hauled down. A couple of phases later he steps between front-rowers Geoff Cross and Ross Ford and Dagg is on hand to score. Sublime from the all-time leading points scorer in Test rugby.

  40. 18 mins: 
    TRY- Scotland 7-10 New Zealand (Dagg try, Carter conversion)

    Dazzling break from Carter, another dazzling break from Carter, and Israel Dagg glides over.

  41. 13 mins: 
    TRY- Scotland 7-3 New Zealand (Try Visser, Laidlaw conversion)

    Good drive from the home pack at the restart, New Zealand drag the maul to ground and Greig Laidlaw kicks deep into the visitors half to relieve pressure. From the line-out New Zealand go wide but Carter's pass is picked off by Matt Scott. The inside centre finds Flying Dutchamn Tim Visser on his shoulder and the big winger outpaces Cory Jane to score his third try in three Tests.

  42. 10 mins: 
    Scotland 0-3 New Zealand

    Scotland's front row collapses at a scrum. Up steps Carter and... he misses!

  43. 8 mins: 

    The Scotland defence offers the All Blacks space to run and surges from centres Tamati Ellison and Ben Smith help the visitors up to halfway before a knock-on brings the attack to a halt.

  44. 6 mins: 

    Scotland win an All Black line-out and go on the attack. They swing the ball across the field but the New Zealand defence holds firm. Scotland are awarded a scrum on the AB 22 as the visitors knock-on but are penalised for engaging early.

  45. 4 mins: 
    Scotland 0-3 New Zealand

    All New Zealand at the moment, but Wyatt Crockett knocks on and Mike Blair pins them back with a searching kick deep into AB territory.

  46. 2 mins: 
    PENALTY- Scotland 0-3 New Zealand (Carter penalty)

    Scotland hold out for one minute, 55 seconds...

  47. 1 min: 

    Richie McCaw and Dan Carter get the All Blacks going forwards and Scotland can only stop them by illegally using their hands in the ruck. Penalty to the ABs.

  48. 1431: 

    Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy carries the ball to the centre spot, and gives the Scottish team a fist pump of encouragement as he leaves the field. Here we go folks...

  49. 1430: 

    New Zealand launch into the haka, with Scotland prompting a huge roar from the Murrayfield faithful as they slowly walk forwards to meet the challenge. The IRB won't approve, the fans love it.

  50. 1428: 

    BBC Sport's Chris Whyatt at Murrayfield: "Been doing a little maths. Over the course of the 28 matches these two nations have contested in the past 107 years, Scotland have scored 294 points. New Zealand? Just the 925. Additionally, the All Blacks [experimental?] starting XV today boasts 556 Test caps while Scotland's has 446."

  51. 1425: 

    Scotland captain Kelly Brown is winning his 50th cap - New Zealand counterpart Richie McCaw goes into the game having won a record-breaking 100 Tests...

  52. 1424: 

    A minute's silence is held to mark Remembrance Sunday, with a piper's lament signalling the end before a gun fires in memory of the fallen.

  53. 1422: 
    Let's have a lok at those teams:

    Scotland: Hogg; Lamont, De Luca, Scott, Visser; Laidlaw, Blair; Grant, Ford, Cross, Gray, Hamilton, Strokosch, Rennie, K. Brown.

    Replacements: Lawson, Jacobsen, Traynor, Kellock, Denton, Pyrgos, Jackson, Evans.

    New Zealand: Dagg; Jane, B Smith, Ellison, Savea; Carter, Weepu; Crockett, Hore, O Franks, Romano, S Whitelock, Thomson, McCaw, Vito.

    Replacements: Coles, Woodcock, B Franks, A Williams, Cane, Kerr-Barlow, Barrett, Nonu.

    Referee: Jerome Garces (France)

  54. 1418: 

    As Fergus points out in his tweet, Scotland go into the game on the back of a successful summer tour of the southern hemisphere. While England, Wales and Ireland were mustering a soitary draw between them, Andy Robinson's men beat Australia, Fiji and Samoa.


    Fergus Critchley on Twitter: Come on Scotland, lets build on the Australia win and put one over an even better team today!

  56. 1413: 

    Dirs has been busy in the run-up to the game and has interviewed one of the All Blacks' finest ever players, Lewisham born full-back John Gallagher - you can read the piece here.

  57. 1409: 

    Weather check - it's nice, according to our man at the game, Ben Dirs. He tweets: "Three words you don't want hear as a Scotsman when the All Blacks are in town: Lovely, crisp and day..."

  58. 1406: 

    Got something to say? Convinced Scotland are going to break their duck? Surveying the scene from the Murrayfield stands? Or safely tucked up on the sofa and just want to wish your boys luck? If you want to drop me a line you can either text on 81111 or tweet using #bbcrugby.


    Joel Hughes on Twitter: "If Scotland can get through the anthems without conceding a try, they'll have done well."

  61. 1357:  
    Andy Nicol, BBC Sport rugby union expert

    "It's a huge challenge for Scotland. I spoke to captain Kelly Brown and he's so looking forward to it - it's the ultimate challenge. As a rugby player you want to challenge yourself against the best in the world and these guys in black are without doubt the best."

  62. 1353: 

    Just to reinforce the size of the task facing captain Kelly Brown's men, the Scots have hosted the All Blacks at Murrayfield five times since 2001.

    Each match has gone the way of the All Blacks, with their smallest winning margin 19 points - and only once during that time have Scotland reached double figures on the scoreboard.

    If you'd like to relive some of those drubbings - or enjoy All Blacks rugby at its rampant best - then we've got a cracking video

  63. 1348: 

    Rugby union: a game where 30 men take the field and after 80 minutes New Zealand win.

    The Scots have never beaten the All Blacks, losing 26 times and drawing twice since they first met 107 years ago - can they earn their maiden victory today?

  64. 1345: 

    With the Scottish winter looming as dark and foreboding as the All Blacks, welcome to our coverage as Scotland host the world champions at a sold-out Murrayfield - kick-off is at 14:30 GMT.

    You can follow proceedings here with me, and you can also watch the game on either BBC One or the BBC Sport website, or listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 live extra. Whatever platform you're on, we've got you covered.

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