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Kick-off local time : Sun, 11 November 2012 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sun, 11 November 2012 - 16h30
Venue : Edinburgh
Referee : Jérôme Garces
Match status : Result
  Scotland New Zealand
Tries Tim Visser (13min), Geoff Cross (40min), and Tim Visser (50min) Israel Dagg (19min) and Ben Smith (76min)
Penalties Greig Laidlaw (24min)
Conversions Greig Laidlaw (14min) and Greig Laidlaw (40min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


It all ends in disappointment for the Scots, as a poor pass gioes into touch and the FULL-TIME hooter goes. New Zealand deserve their win and it could have been much bigger if they bothered to get out of third gear. Join us again bnext week when we bring you more Test-match drama!


Scotland win a penalty near the NZ 10m line and have one last chance for a consolation score


Another Scotland mistake, as they charge into one of their teammates and hand the ball back to the Kiwis


Dan Carter adds another CONVERSION and the half ton comes up - 51-22


TRY - Ben Smith gets another five-pointer, but Carter was the man that created the space and gave the scoring pass


A great turnover, won by McCaw, and now the Scots must defend


Julian Savea fails to control a hard pass and Scotland have a scrum feed just inside their own half


Scotland slow and ponderous with the ball in hand - they concede a penalty after a player gets isolated inside the NZ 22


Scotland work their way towards the Kiwi 22, only to turn the ball over. Luckily for them Julian Savea hacks it directly into touch


Wyatt Crockett penalised at the tackle and Scotland are back in the Kiwi half


Scotland turn the ball over very quickly and Carter drives them back to their own 22


Scrum reset


Tawera Kerr-Barlow throws a poor pass and Carter can't control - scrum feed to Scotland just inside the NZ half


Scotland again let themselves down, as another handling error brings to an end a move that had some promise. NZ have the scrum feed just inside their half.


Dan Carter adds the CONVERSION and the Kiwis lead 44-22


TRY - Julian Savea collects a sublime cross-field kick by Dan Carter and sprints away for his second try.


Ross Ford makes a blunder, his throw is not straight


Tawera Kerr-Barlow, one of three subs who had just come on, kicks the ball directly into touch


All that hard work comes to nothing as the Scots are penalised for going off their feet 10m from the line


Scotland working hard with the ball in hand inside the NZ 22 - looking dangerous now


Victor Vito penalised for playing the ball on the ground, near his own 10m line


Accidental offside, as a Scottish player charges into a teammate just metres from the AB line - pity, that was another decent build-up by the home team


Ben Smith concedes a penalty just outside his 22 and the Scots go for another line-out drive


Dan Carter slots another PENALTY and NZ lead 37-22


Scotland now penalised at the tackle, handing the Kiwis a shot at goal.


Greig Laidlaw can't add the extras - 34-22 to New Zealand


TRY - Tim Visser gets his second try of the match, as Laidlaw manages a turnover inside the NZ 22 and quick hands puts Visser into space.


Richie Gray loses control in the line-out 5m out - wasted chance


This time McCaw is penalised for playing a man off the ball


Scotland set up a line-out drive and win another penalty.


YELLOW CARD - Adam Thomson sent to the bin for the illegal use of his feet. That was on the head of an opponent - that should have been red.


Scotland, after one of their more promising moves, turn the ball over near the NZ 10m line.


Some early kicking ends with a Scottish line-out feed near halfway


Greig Laidlaw gets the second half underway.


TRY - Scotland bash at the Kiwi line in one last desperate attmpt to get something from this first half. Ross Ford is over the line and the call goes to the TMO, who rules it was held up. The Scots get a penalty and this time, after a few bashes, Geoff Cross is over for the five-pointer. Greig Laidlaw adds the CONVERSION and New Zealand will take a 34-17 lead into the HALF-TIME break. Let's hope the second half is just as exciting. See you in 10 minutes.


Dan Carter adds another conversion, 34-10 - that's 24 points in nine minutes


TRY - Andrew Hire quickly makes amends by being at the end of another sweeping NZ move, coming after they had stolen the Scottish line-out


Andrew Hore again concede a penalty at the tackle, ending what looked like another possible try-scoring move by the Kiwis


Another Scottish mistake from the restart


Dan Carter adds another VONVERSION and it has gone from 10-all to 27-10 in the space of five minutes


TRY - Cory Jane gets his name on the scoreboard as the Kiwis begin to cut loose with some sublime off-loading. The Scots simply have no answer at the moment


Scotland in front of the kicker at the restart


Dan Carter adds the CONVERSION and New Zealand have a 10-point lead - 20-10


TRY - Julian Savea gets his name on the scoreboard, but it is a typical NZ team try, started when they countered from deep after a very poor Scottish kick and the ball went through multiple hands


Dan Carter slots another PENALTY as the Kiwis take a 13-10 lead


Matt Scott penalised in the tackle as the All Blacks again turn up the heat


New Zealand again display their incredible suuport play when they have the ball in hand - asking some tough questions of the Scottish defence. Carter again into space, but this time his pass goes astray


Greig Laidlaw slots the PENALTY and it is tied up at 10-all


Andrew Hore penalised for not releasubng the ball in the tackle


A few aimless kicks on both sides now - Scotland won this little battle


Dan Carter adds the CONVERSION and NZ are back in the lead - 10-7


TRY - Israel Dagg scores the opening five-pointer for NZ, after Dan Carter twice cut the ragged Scottish defensive line


Greig Laidlaw clears his lines after another poor Scottish scrum


New Zealand's maul goes to pot and Scotland wins a scrum feed deep inside their 22


Scotland win another turnover, but near halfway the Scots are penalised for going off their feet


Greig Laidlaw adds the CONVERSION and suddenly Scotland lead 7-3


TRY - Tim Visser gets the game's opening try, after Matt Scott had intervepted just inside the NZ half.


Sam Whitelock penalised at the breakdown as Scotland look to regain possession


Dan Carter, from 40m out, pushes it wide to the left


Scrum penalty to NZ - Geoff Cross went to ground under pressure


The Kiwis look to run it out from their 22 and just inside the Scottish half there is a knock-on


Free kick to NZ, as the Scottish scrum goes early


Scotland steal the line-out, but a Kiwi hands get in the way as the Scots look to build some momentum. Scotland scrum just on the NZ 22


NZ take it through a few phases, before a knock-on hands the ball to Scotland - Mike Blair drives the Kiwis back into their 22


Dan Carter, from about 35m out, slots the PENALTY - 3-0 to NZ


Ross Rennie penalised early for hands in the ruck


Dan Carter gets the game underway!


Time for the haka...


The teams are lined up for the anthems.Very short and abbreviated version of the NZ anthem - now the crowd is belting out Flower of Scotland!


The teams are lined up for the anthems.


The teams are getting ready to take to the field for the anthems. We are getting closer to the action!


Scotland are not expected to be a real threat to New Zealand - despite the All Black side showing 11 changes. The Kiwis still have too much skill and class.


It is dry and clear, with some signs of frost. There is a chance of rain later, but hopefully it will stay away till after the game. The temperature feels like in is well below 10°C


Welcome to Edinburgh, where we await the arrival of the Scottish and New Zealand teams ahead of the final international in a weekend of upsets!
15 Stuart Hogg
14 Dougie Fife
13 Mark Bennett
12 Matt Scott
11 Tommy Seymour
10 Finn Russell
9 Greig Laidlaw
8 David Denton
7 Blair Cowan
6 Adam Ashe
5 Jonny Gray
4 Jim Hamilton
3 Euan Murray
2 Ross Ford
1 Ryan Grant

23 Tim Visser
22 Greig Tonks
21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
20 Robert Harley
19 Tim Swinson
18 Geoff Cross
17 Alasdair Dickinson
16 Fraser Brown
New Zealand
15 Israel Dagg
14 Ben Smith
13 Conrad Smith
12 Ma'a Nonu
11 Charles Piutau
10 Lima Sopoaga
9 Aaron Smith
8 Kieran Read
7 Richie McCaw
6 Liam Messam
5 James Broadhurst
4 Brodie Retallick
3 Owen Franks
2 Dane Coles
1 Tony Woodcock

23 Malakai Fekitoa
22 Beauden Barrett
21 TJ Perenara
20 Victor Vito
19 Sam Whitelock
18 Ben Franks
17 Wyatt Crockett
16 Codie Taylor