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80 Full-time and that is that in Edinburgh. A strong effort from the All Blacks, who ran in seven tries on the day as Scotland were left chasing shadows for most of the game. Tough for the home side to take anything out of this game while New Zealand will be very content indeed. Thanks for following.
78 DONALD CONVERSION! 3-49! Over go another two points and they are now one short of the 50 mark. How depressing for Scotland is this, particularly after entering confident.
77 ELLIS TRY! 3-47! However, now it is New Zealand in possession as they look to finish with a flourish. That they do! It is a simple run-in for replacement Ellis in the end after Donald spotted a gap in the home defence before feeding his half-back partner who jogged home.
75 It is so quiet at Murrayfield as Scotland show good character to keep on going even if it is all in vein. Worth mentioning that substitute Ruaridh Jackson has given a decent account of himself.
71 Scotland will need to regroup and quickly after this performance as they clash with the world champions next week, who overcame Wales in Cardiff earlier today. But for the here and now they must try and stop New Zealand from creating further embarrassment to them on their home patch.
68 What an ugly touch-finder from Donald as he looked for the corner from a penalty. He has put the ball out in-goal...not good from the Chiefs man, who needs to have a strong tour.
67 DONALD CONVERSION! 3-42! An easy two points for Donald.
66 SMITH TRY! 3-40! Yes is the answer after Messam spotted that the ball was out at a Scottish ruck and all that remained was to use the extra men out wide. That they did and the outside centre was the lucky recipient of the try-scoring past. Simple really.
65 Credit to Scotland, they are giving it their all in attack with a bit of enterprise being shown from the likes of Evans and Hines. However, the latter's offload just gets knocked out of his hands and it's subsequently an All Black scrum 40 metres from the visitors whitewash. Something from here?
63 Andy Robinson cuts an unhappy figure in his box as his pre-game talk looks to have become just that, talk. Meanwhile, Graham Henry must be sitting a happy man alongside Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith. They seem okay if a little cold.
61 New Zealand ball on halfway with replacement scrum-half Andy Ellis looking to spark something for his side. What will they do from halfway? Into the corner it goes from fly-half Donald. Right, hopefully this is the platform for some entertaining rugby.
58 More changes being made by New Zealand as Anthony Boric and Daniel Braid get a run-out on tour. So that's both of Henry's prized possessions wrapped up in cotton wool then as his side enjoy some territory. However, the whole game just seems a bit flat now as you might expect.
56 Scotland have just gained the upper hand at scrum-time fifteen metres from the opposition line and bang in front. They soon get a penalty, which they morph into a scrum. But if they cannot create anything wider out then their hopes of scoring a much-needed try are slim at best.
52 That is Carter's last act as Graham Henry calls off his star man and sends on Chiefs number ten Stephen Donald for the last half-hour here at Murrayfield. Job done for the fly-half then, put your feet up sir after a try and an all-round strong showing.
50 CARTER CONVERSION! 3-35! Beautiful strike from the touchline!
49 MULIAINA TRY! 3-33! Again it is the Sonny Bill offload out of the back of the hand and the rest is history. Mils had an easy run-in for the try-line. If it wasn't before, that is surely game!
47 The phases build for New Zealand before Toeava pins his ears back down the middle of Murrayfield. But a stoppage has put paid to their momentum as Cowan waits to put-in at scrum time. What will they put on at the base? It goes from the scrum-half back inside to number eight Kieran Read.
44 A lovely strike from Carter has just made his side 50 metres - just a stroke that one. NZ have it back too on halfway with Williams again showing his offloading capabilities. The phases build.
Second-half Welcome back to the action here at Murrayfield with Scotland getting an immediately penalty after McCaw took out the receiver at the kick-off. So, a line-out for the Scots 40 metres from the visitors whitewash...knock-on. How frustrating.
40 That is that for the first-half at Murrayfield then in what's been a one-side 40 minutes in truth. There may be a bit of mirror-looking in the Scotland dressing room at the break while you would expect the All Blacks coaching staff to tell their bench to keep warm. Cheers for now!
38 NZ are probing this defensive line with Williams holding the ball like it is a tennis ball! However, good work from Evans at the breakdown earns his side a relieving penalty...how they need it.
36 Good territory for New Zealand here as Carter pumps one into the corner before Elliot dries the ball. Now the driving maul as SBW and co. ready themselves for action. Slow ball though.
33 Murray is back on the field for Robinson's charges but you get the feeling that the game as a contest is already over. A shame seeing as Scotland had such high hopes of giving it a go.
30 A 25-point margin then with half-an-hour gone in Edinburgh and it could get worse here as New Zealand counter against a very empty defence from Scotland. However, a tap-tackle on Smith saves the home side's bacon...for now.
28 CARTER CONVERSION! 3-28! More points for the Crusader.
27 GEAR TRY! 3-26! Another try that's what. The Hurricanes winger just showed the ball and then put his foot to the floor, making it look easy in truth! It could be a long night for Scotland.
26 A stolen line-out on Scotland's throw has just almost worked out perfectly for the home side as it ended up inches from the NZ line. However, great work on the ground from Carter forced the turnover and the All Blacks cruise up-field. What can they put on for us now then?
24 Plenty of guts being shown by Scotland here on halfway as they run hard into contact, with NZ's indiscretions testing the patience of referee Dave Pearson. A word to Richie McCaw.
21 Some more bad news for Scotland is that Euan Murray has left the field, temporarily at least, with a blood injury and is replaced by Alasdair Dickinson. Right where are we in terms of match action, a NZ scrummage inside their own 22 which they run through blindside flanker Liam Messam.
19 CARTER CONVERSION! 3-21! Another simple two for DC!
18 MULIAINA TRY! 3-19! Scratch that, it is now New Zealand ball on halfway with yet another SBW offload earning his side another few metres. This is looking ominous with Scotland in trouble defensive wise. And they are over! Carter again on hand but this time he turns provider for his full-back.
16 So how will Scotland respond to this early lesson in clinical Test rugby? It's not been anything that special from NZ but they have shown class to go two scores up here. Scottish ball 40 out.
13 CARTER CONVERSION! 3-14! Under the posts, one result.
12 CARTER TRY! 3-12! They have turned on the style here. This time it was Mils Muliaina to Toeava on the right wing before the ball inside found the fly-half. Great rugby.
10 CARTER CONVERSION! 3-7! Easy from under the uprights!
9 GEAR TRY! 3-5! Still just the Parks penalty to speak of then at Murrayfield but NZ have themselves a free-kick following the scrum, which they reset. This is a promising platform for Dan Carter and company..and don't they use it well! SBW has just slipped contact and the offload to his wing is superb!
6 Another penalty at the breakdown goes the way of Scotland and that will encourage Head Coach Andy Robinson. This will not though as Sonny Bill Williams has just fed Isaia Toeava, who races down the right wing. Here they come.
4 PARKS PENALTY! 3-0! Over it goes from the Cardiff Blue!
3 A decent start from Scotland as they put on some running rugby for their fans. But as we all know, New Zealand can strike when you least expect it so don't write off a breakaway in the very near future. Not for a while mind as the visitors fail to release the tackle and it's a shot for Parks from 40 out.
1 After some fireworks, a moments silence, the anthems and the haka, we are off in Edinburgh with Dan Parks getting us underway with a deep kick to the right. New Zealand clear their lines up to Hugo Southwell so it's Scotland who are in possession early on.
Welcome Our last live coverage of the day comes from Murrayfield where Scotland are set to host New Zealand. Many of Andy Robinson's side have spoken all week about the fact that they will give it a go against the All Blacks and it will be interesting to see if they stick to their word today. Enjoy!
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