John Barclay says Scotland can't be in awe of All Blacks
Last Updated: 15/11/17 9:23am
Scotland's captain John Barclay says Scotland can't be awestruck by the All Blacks when they face them at Murrayfield on Saturday.
World champions New Zealand have never lost to Scotland in a winning run that goes back 112 years.
"We have to go and play with intent, be aggressive and try to impose ourselves on them as well," Barclay said.
"I think if we sit back and are in awe or are inspired by a team then something's probably quite drastically wrong with our mindset."
Scotland secured a surprise 24-19 victory over Australia in Sydney in June and Barclay hopes for a similar upset this weekend.
"We played well over there," said Barclay, referring to the Australia win, "We had a pretty good tour and that game sticks out.
"We played with good intent that day, with a lot of accuracy. That was the main thing and those will be the key things this weekend."
Scotland beat Samoa 44-38 at Murrayfield in the first of their three November internationals. They also face Australia on November 25.