The All Blacks kicked off their European Tour against
Scotland from Edinburgh.
FULLTIME: Scotland 22 All Blacks 51 - And that's it folks! The All Blacks have predictably kept their unbeaten record against Scotland intact but it didn't exactly go to script. Still six tries and over 50 points is nothing to be scoffed at and they now head to Rome where they will no doubt test out some new combinations next weekend against Italy. Stay tuned for a match report, reaction and a video track from ONE News.
76mins: Scotland 22 All Blacks 51 - TRY! Dan Carter has really bounced back after being guilt of giving Scotland their first try. This time the playmaker stepped through the Scottish line to set up Ben Smith for a try in the corner. Carter converts from the corner and has also been man-of-the-match.
62mins: Scotland 22 All Blacks 44 - TRY! It has taken over 20 minutes for the All Blacks to get going here in the second half but it well worth the wait. From a midfield scrum, that man Carter executes a perfect cross field kicks for Savea to collect and show off his finishing style. Carter converts and that is curtains.
61mins: Scotland 22 All Blacks 37 - Dane Coles and Tawera Kerr-Barlow enter the fray to make their Test debuts. Ben Franks is also on the field and Steve Hansen will be hoping they can make an impact.
54mins: Scotland 22 All Blacks 37 - The All Blacks win a penalty for another infringement at ruck time and Carter settles the nerves by banging over the three points. Thomson is one minute away from re-emerging.
48mins: Scotland 22 All Blacks 34 - TRY! And Scotland make their one-man advantage pay! Tamati Ellison ran the ball out from under his posts but he was isolated. Greig Laidlaw executes the turnover and the ball bobbles out for Tim Visser to score his second in the corner. Laidlaw can't convert but game on.
45mins: Scotland 17 All Blacks 34 - Adam Thomson has been sent to the sinbin for "excessive use of the feet" at the back of the ruck. There was a Scottish head close to where his feet were going into overdrive but it did seem a bit harsh.
41mins: Scotland 17 All Blacks 34 - Greig Laidlaw kicks off the second half and the first 10 minutes here will be crucial.
HALFTIME: Scotland 17 All Blacks 34 - TRY! Scotland have amazingly scored just before the break. To their credit, they passed up the chance for three points and tapped with positive intent. Matt Scott was denied by the TMO but following another penalty, Geoff Cross burrows over. Greig Laidlaw converts and that is over 50 points in the first half alone.
37mins: Scotland 10 All Blacks 34 - TRY! Game over folks and it is not even halftime. Some nice passing down the short side from Cory Jane and Piri Weepu allows Andrew Hore to power over. Carter converts.
33mins: Scotland 10 All Blacks 27 - TRY! The All Blacks are putting on a clinic at the end of the first half here. Piri Weepu made the initial thrust before quick hands from the backline put Cory Jane over in the corner. Carter converts and halftime can't come quick enough for Scotland.
30mins: Scotland 10 All Blacks 20 - TRY! And what a team try it was from the All Blacks. Cory Jane made the initial break before quick ball put Julian Savea over in the opposite corner. Carter converts. Scotland needs to hold on here.
28mins: Scotland 10 All Blacks 13 - Dan Carter regains the lead for the All Blacks after Scotland once again are caught with their hands in the ruck. Israel Dagg meanwhile has been forced from the field after clashing heads with an opponent. Beauden Barrett slots into fullback.
24mins: Scotland 10 All Blacks 10 - Scotland blow a try after prop Geoff Cross fails to recognise an overlap but the home side get some consolation when the All Blacks are pinged at ruck time. Greig Laidlaw bangs over the penalty and we are all level.
9mins: Scotland 7 All Blacks 10 - TRY! Dan Carter makes up for his blunder which led to Scotland's try by setting up Israel Dagg. Carter took on the line, stepped through and unselfishly found his fullback as the All Blacks regain the lead. Carter converts and there is a bit of relief on the All Blacks faces.
13mins: Scotland 7 All Blacks 3 - TRY! Wow! Daniel Carter gift-wraps an intercept to Matt Scott on the halfway line and although he doesn't have the pace, Tim Visser does and Scotland score completely against the run of play. Greig Laidlaw converts from wide out.
9mins: Scotland 0 All Blacks 3 - The All Blacks overpower the Scots at scrum time and the home pack collapses from the unrelenting pressure. Owen Franks was most certainly the antagonist there but Dan Carter can't double the lead from 40 metres out.
2mins: Scotland 0 All Blacks 3 - Great start by the All Blacks. Israel Dagg does well to tap the ball back from a high kick and after a good surge by Julian Savea, the Scots infringe at ruck time. Carter bangs over the penalty from 35 metres out.
1mins: Scotland 0 All Blacks 0 - Dan Carter
kicks off in front of packed house at Murrayfield which went nuts
as their side advanced to the world famous haka. Conditions are
cool but calm which should suit the All Blacks as they will look to
put on a show.
The All Blacks are unbackable favourites today and it should be merely question of how many points they can put on the plucky but limited Scots.
Tamati Ellison earns his third cap at second five-eighth with Highlander team mate Ben Smith playing outside, displacing the veteran duo of Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith.
Another eight from the starting side that were held to an 18-18 draw by Australia last month will cool their heels on the sidelines or on the bench.
Hosea Gear makes way for winger Julia Savea, Piri Weepu comes back into scrumhalf at the expense of Aaron Smith, while Adam Thomson slots in at blindside flanker for Liam Messam in the Richie McCaw-captained side.
Victor Vito comes in at number eight with lock Luke Romano and hooker Andrew Hore, pushing out Kieran Read, Brodie Retallick and Keven Mealamu respectively.
Props Owen Franks and Wyatt Crockett come into a completely overhauled front row as the world champion All Blacks bid to continue their unbeaten record against Scotland
Scotland have made five changes from the team that won all three matches on their Australasian tour.
Nick De Luca returns for the injured Joe Ansbro at centre, Mike Blair starts instead of the recuperating Chris Cusiter and Geoff Cross, Jim Hamilton and captain Kelly Brown appear in the pack instead of Euan Murray, Alastair Kellock and Richie Vernon.
Scotland: 15-Stuart Hogg, 14-Sean Lamont, 13-Nick De Luca, 12-Matt Scott, 11-Tim Visser, 10-Greig Laidlaw, 9-Mike Blair, 8-Kelly Brown (captain), 7-Ross Rennie, 6-Alasdair Strokosch, 5-Jim Hamilton, 4-Richie Gray, 3-Geoff Cross, 2-Ross Ford, 1-Ryan Grant.
Reserves: 16-Scott Lawson, 17-Allan Jacobsen, 18-Kyle Traynor, 19-Alastair Kellock, 20-David Denton, 21-Henry Pyrgos, 22-Ruaridh Jackson, 23-Max Evans.
All Blacks: 15-Israel Dagg, 14-Cory Jane, 13-Ben Smith, 12-Tamati Ellison, 11-Julian Savea, 10-Dan Carter, 9-Piri Weepu, 8-Victor Vito, 7-Richie McCaw, 6-Adam Thomson, 5-Sam Whitelock, 4-Luke Romano, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Andrew Hore, 1-Wyatt Crockett.
Reserves: Dane Coles, Tony Woodcock, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Ma'a Nonu.