New Zealand tour - Murrayfield, 8 November 2008, 17:15 local, 17:15 GMT
Scotland (6) 6 - 32 (18) New Zealand (FT)

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New Zealand enter the field with the lights off - what is that about - as do Scotland! Murrayfield is obviously expected a Zepplin attack as they have search-lights everywhere! There is a minutes silence to for the armed forces. The lights are still off - this is really surreal - The anthems are being played in the dark - at last the lights are coming on....Its a packed stadium with a really good rendition of Flower of Scotland....

1 3 - 0

The Blacks do a good and normal Haka - Chris Hoy brings on the match ball and played rugby. All Blacks start the match with fly-half Stephen Donald starts the match high down the centre....Scotland gather....

2

Penalty to Scotland - tap and go Chris Paterson burst through stopped 10 metres out - penalty to Scotland.

3 3 - 3

Paterson scores with a penalty in front of the posts. Blacks restart...ball right - Jason White gathers well and ball cleared very long - Toeava counters really well - penalty to NZ - Yellow card for Centre Nick De Luca for kicking ball away.

4

Fly-half Donald scores to tie the match. Ball long and high restart - ball kicked to touch just inside the Scots half.

5

Freekick to Scotland at the lineout...kick down field and Blacks counter - kick and ball in to touch near the the halfway line again.

6

Freekick to NZ - tap and go - good attack - ball wide left - but the Scots force the ball in to touch - 10 metres out from their tryline.

7

NZ win the lineout - Donald cross kicks and centre Anthony Tuitavake gathers and scores in the corner.

8 3 - 10

Flyhalf Donald - great kick to convert from right on the touch line. Godman kicks right and long - Blacks kick back NZ up quickly - Lamont tries to break out - penalty to Scotland.

9

Flyhalf Phill Godman kicks to touch down the left hand side. Scots win ball at the back of lineout - recycle - slow ball....

10

Ball staying with the forwards - slow ball - Scots moving forward - 5 metres out....

11

...still with Scotland - pick and go - but Blacks nick it - scrum-half Piri Weepu kicks to touch.

12

Scots win lineout - Blacks get it amd move the ball wide left but Joe Rokocoko drops the ball.

13

...Scots freekick at the scrum - Blair tap and goes - chip ahead - too long Blacks touch down - 22 drop out...

14

...Long kick - Thom Evans counters - penalty to NZ. Ball to touch down their left - De Luca back on...Lineout midway in the Scots half...

15

Blacks win their lineout - ball wide right NZ in to the Scots 22 - recycle - still All Blacks....

16

Ball dead - scrum to NZ - 15 metres out down their left.....heavy rain in Edinburgh...freekick to Scotland....ball in to touch - not a great kick - Blacks lineout midway in the Scots half....Penalty to NZ....

17

Interferring with the jumper - Donald going for the posts - not easy....but he makes it so.

18 3 - 13

Godman kicks long and right again - Captain Mealamu messes up - scrum to Scotland 15 metres out...

19

Penalty to Scotland again at the scrum...paterson going for the posts...

20

...and Chris Paterson does it...

21 6 - 13

Scotland counter from deep following the restart...but the Blacks nick it back...

22

Blacks knock on - Scrum to Scotland inside their half...

23

Scots good solid scrum - box kick - Blacks counter and Kahui forced in to touch.

24

Scots still in their half but win their lineout - turnover ball - break down the right - chip ahead and their are masses of Blacks to gather the ball and eventually scrum-half Weepu scores...

25 6 - 18

...easy kick to convert but Donald misses - very ugly kick...

26

Blacks pout the ball in to touch following the restart.

27

Penalty to Scotland and Blair makes a really good break - penalty to Scotland again.

28

Paterson going for the posts...longish for him...but straight....but the full-back misses...

29

Scots gather the restart and hooker Ross Ford makes a great drive down the centre - yards made - Scots move the ball wide right - overlap - oh they mess up....

30

Penalty to Scotland 5 metres out - Yellow card for lock Anthony Boric. Scotland taking the scrum 5 metres out and 20 metres in - good blind side....

31

Scotland confident in their scrum...Scotland lose the scrum - but the Blacks are forced over their own line - Scotland scrum...

32

...the crowd are giving good support....still 5 metres out....

33

Scotland go blind - but captain Blair knocks on!

34

New Zealand heavier in the pack - NZ under pressure and they now knock on - again a good scrum position - 5 metres out...

35

The All Blacks are under pressure in the scrum - ball left with De Luca on the bursts - recycle - ball wide left....

36

Good defence by NZ and they get the ball big kick down field - chase - winger Sean Lamont gets to the ball and Scotland are lucky as they get a penalty.

37

Kick down the line....they win the lineoyt and Lamont gets the ball and makes good yardage - chip ahead - but fails to connect with the ball and line not far away - NZ gather and counter - Scotland get the ball back....

38

...Scotland recycle - just outside the Blacks 22....

39

Ball wide right for Scltland Evans chips ahead - chase - but NZ scrun-half does fantasically well to get the ball just a metres short of his tryline...

40

ball in to touch and its half time....

 

Scotland have had more of the ball and also opportunities to be a lot closer in that first half. Now the Scots need to up it even further if they are to record their first ever victory over the All Blacks.

40

....by the way when will McCaw and Carter come on for NZ!!!Scotland start and Captian Mealamu gathers and its kicked long - Scotland counter up to half way - kick - Blacks kick back and Centre Richard Kahui gathers and charges up the pitch to score under the posts...

41 6 - 23

Donald converts

42 6 - 25

Blacks are running rampant but lose the ball and Scotland clear - Blacks counter - chip - Scotland counter - keeping the ball - Blair breaks and kicks cross field...

43

Kahui wins the race with Paterson - but the Scots put them under tpressure - and Donald clears - just - to touch...

44

Blair burst through at the lineout 10 metres out - but his pass is knocked on - scrum....

45

Scots push the Black off the ball at the scrum....

46

...ball moved wide right - Blacks give away another penalty....Scots doing really well - scrum to Scotland...

47

Blacks under real pressure in the scrum...bvall out blind - Winger Evans stopped one metres out....

48

...recycle....forwards drive - scrum to Scotland 5 metres out.

49

......The Blacks are trying everything to stop the Scots push at the scrum...and now the Blacks wheel the scrum and get the put in.

50

.....Scots wheel - penalty to NZ five metres fromn their tryline.

51

Ball to touch still in the Blacks half....Blacks win the ball and box kick - knock on by NZ...

52

scrum-half Andy Ellis on for Weepu....Scotland go wide left after the scrum - Blacks knock on again - Scrum to Scotland inside the Blacks half...subs being made by NZ.

53

Hines is off at lock and Matt Mustchin is on...

54

Good move by Scotland after the scrum - nearly through - ball recycled - inside the Blacks 22...

55

...Scotland's Mustchin knocks on...Box kick by NZ after scrum - Scotland gather and counter - ball right and Paterson bursts on to the ball down the centre....big tackle by the Blacks...

56

Scotland with the ball still inside the Blacks half - but the visitors nick it - recycle -

57

...Ball right and lock Ali Williams kicks ball straight in to touch - scrum to Scotland near half way line...

58

Blcaks with the ball down the centre - recycle - ball left - Scotland up quickly and get the ball - ball moved wide left....

59

....chip and Blacks get it and Counter - great line from Nonu...recycle - ball right Liam Messam nearly through - passes infield and Cory Jane drops the ball from one metre out!

60

Scrum to Scotland 5 metres from their tryline...

61

Penalty to NZ - scrum taken - The Blacks have changed their front row and are now much more competitive. But penalty to Scotland.

62

Scotland with the ball on half way line.....recycle - knock on - Blacks counter - but ball back for a scrum on the half way line.

63

...scrum just inside the Blacks half - kick ahead by Blacks - but too far ball out on the full.

64

Scots lineout - but the Blacks get it and move the ball wide right quickly...- back left - recycle....

65

Scots get the ball - chip ahead - but ball in to touch - deep in the Blacks 22.

66

Blacks under pressure - and kcik out - Scots counter via Evans - ball wide left - recycle ....

67

...still Scotland - giving it a go - recycle - ball infield right - recycle - .....

68

NZ nick it and chip - but the Scots get it bacl - ball out wide right - on half wau line....

69

Scots up ton to the Blacks 22...recycle - ball out right - Evans gets man and ball on the burst - still Scotland - but NZ get it and clear to touch up to half way....and now Dan Carter comes on...

70

lots of changes have now been made by both sides....Scotland with the ball going left....back infield....

71

...But the Blacks steal it - Ellis has gone off with Carter at scrum-half...Penalty to Scotland....

72

...Ball to touch - Blacks nick the lineout and move ball wide right - back infield just over half way....

73 6 - 32

Donald kicks regather and posp the ball up to lock Anthony Boric who runs 20 metres to score under the posts...Carter converts

74

Blacks regather the ball at the restart and attack wide right great rugby - just stopped 5 metres out - recycle - ball left - penalty to NZ....

75

NZ opt for a lineout - 5 metres out....

76

they win the ball and drive it on - butr mess up and the Scots get it and Evans bursts out of his 22 - passes infield to Hugo Southwell - but he is stopped.... penalty to NZ.

77

Blacks opt for lineout again midway in the Scots half - penalty to NZ. Again kick to touch

78

Blacks lose their lineout - box kick - Blacks counter from the half way line...recycle - up to the Scots 22...

79

Penalty to Scotland - tap and go - but the Scots lose the ball and then the Blacks knock on.

80

Referee Wayne Barnes blows his whistle to end the game. New Zealand won the match without doing that much. Scotland will be disappointed as they had opportunities - but failed to take their chances. I hope you enjoyed the match and see you next time.

Timeline

Time Scotland  Score  New Zealand
0 start of first half start of first half
1 Paterson - penalty goal 3 - 0
3 de Luca - yellow card 3 - 3 Donald - penalty goal
8 3 - 10 Tuitavake - try
Donald - conversion
18 3 - 13 Donald - penalty goal
21 Paterson - penalty goal 6 - 13
25 6 - 18 Weepu - try
30 Boric - yellow card
40 end of first half end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
Jane - sub on
Toeava - sub off
41 6 - 23 Kahui - try
42 Lamont - sub off
Southwell - sub on
6 - 25 Donald - conversion
52 Ellis - sub on
Weepu - sub off
54 Dickinson - sub on
Murray - sub off
Hines - sub off
Mustchin - sub on
Mackintosh - sub off
Tialata - sub on
59 McCaw - sub on
Thomson - sub off
60 Mealamu - sub off
Flynn - sub on
61 Gray - sub on
White - sub off
63 Hall - sub on
Ford - sub off
64 Murray - sub on
Jacobsen - sub off
65 Williams - sub off
Filipo - sub on
70 Lawson - sub on
Godman - sub off
Parks - sub on
Blair - sub off
71 Ellis - sub off
Carter - sub on
73 6 - 32 Boric - try
Carter - conversion
79 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
80
0
79
80

Notes

 
Result New Zealand won by a margin of 26 points
 
Ground name Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance 51500
 
Referee W Barnes (England)
 
Scotland Test debuts none
New Zealand Test debuts JL Mackintosh, LJ Messam, KJ Read

Teams

Scotland New Zealand
Tries none Tries Tuitavake (8), Weepu (25), Kahui (41), Boric (73)
Cons none Cons Donald (8, 42), Carter (73)
Pens Paterson (1, 21) Pens Donald (3, 18)

Match stats

Scotland   New Zealand
0 Tries 4
0 from 0 Conversion goals 3 from 4
2 from 3 Penalty goals 2 from 2
66.7% Kick at goal success 83.3%
0 Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
21 Kicks from hand 28
0 Passes 0
96 Runs 67
460 Metres run with ball 495
Attacking
6 Clean breaks 7
8 Defenders beaten 10
11 Offloads 12
84 from 92 (91.3%) Rucks won 40 from 43 (93.0%)
0 from 0 Mauls won 0 from 0
15 Turnovers conceded 22
Defensive
58/7 Tackles made/missed 103/9
89.2% Tackling success rate 92.0%
Set pieces
9 won, 3 lost (75.0%) Scrums on own feed 6 won, 2 lost (75.0%)
8 won, 5 lost (61.5%) Lineouts on own throw 7 won, 0 lost (100.0%)
Discipline
8 Penalties conceded 14
1/0 Yellow/red cards 1/0

Scot stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Paterson 0/0 6 1/0/6 42 1 3 1 1 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
W Evans 0/0 0 4/0/10 45 1 1 1 1 4/2 0/0 0 0/0
C Cairns 0/0 0 1/0/3 0 0 0 1 1 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
C de Luca 0/0 0 0/0/7 25 0 2 1 1 6/0 0/0 1 1/0
W Lamont 0/0 0 1/0/4 9 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
FH Godman 0/0 0 7/0/2 2 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
SH Blair 0/0 0 2/0/8 92 3 0 2 2 3/1 0/0 1 0/0
P Jacobsen 0/0 0 0/0/3 10 0 0 0 1 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
H Ford 0/0 0 0/0/6 34 1 2 0 2 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Murray 0/0 0 0/0/4 8 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
L Hines 0/0 0 0/0/3 5 0 0 1 0 0/0 1/0 0 0/0
L Hamilton 0/0 0 0/0/14 33 0 0 1 0 5/0 2/0 0 0/0
F White 0/0 0 0/0/4 9 0 0 1 1 4/1 3/0 1 0/0
F Barclay 0/0 0 0/0/5 24 0 0 1 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
N8 Hogg 0/0 0 0/0/7 26 0 0 0 1 2/0 0/0 1 0/0
(H) Hall 0/0 0 0/0/2 17 0 0 1 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Dickinson 0/0 0 0/0/2 1 0 0 0 1 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Mustchin 0/0 0 0/0/1 10 0 0 0 2 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
(F) Gray 0/0 0 0/0/2 15 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
(SH) Lawson 0/0 0 1/0/1 8 0 0 0 0 3/0 0/0 1 0/0
(FH) Parks 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
(W) Southwell 0/0 0 0/0/2 45 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

NZ stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Toeava 0/0 0 1/0/2 47 1 1 1 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Tuitavake 1/0 5 1/0/6 34 0 0 0 2 8/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Kahui 1/0 5 1/0/7 87 1 0 2 1 3/1 0/0 1 0/0
C Nonu 0/0 0 1/0/6 24 1 3 1 2 5/2 0/0 1 0/0
W Rokocoko 0/0 0 1/0/9 66 1 2 3 2 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
FH Donald 0/1 10 8/0/3 11 0 0 1 2 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
SH Weepu 1/0 5 7/0/3 7 0 0 0 1 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
P Mackintosh 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 6/0 0/0 2 0/0
H Mealamu 0/0 0 0/0/3 7 0 1 0 1 7/1 0/0 1 0/0
P Afoa 0/0 0 0/0/2 5 0 0 1 1 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
L Boric 1/0 5 0/0/2 25 1 0 0 0 8/0 3/1 1 1/0
L Williams 0/0 0 2/0/2 10 0 0 0 1 6/0 0/1 1 0/0
F Read 0/0 0 0/0/3 64 0 0 0 1 10/0 2/1 0 0/0
F Thomson 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 13/0 1/0 1 0/0
N8 Messam 0/0 0 0/0/6 22 1 1 1 1 8/3 0/0 2 0/0
(H) Flynn 0/0 0 0/0/2 0 0 0 0 2 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Tialata 0/0 0 0/0/3 6 0 0 2 2 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Filipo 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/1 0 0/0
(F) McCaw 0/0 0 0/0/3 20 0 2 0 1 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Ellis 0/0 0 4/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 1/0 0 0/0
(FH) Carter 0/0 2 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FB) Jane 0/0 0 1/0/3 60 1 0 0 1 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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