Scotland vs New Zealand: Player ratings


15 Hugo Southwell 5

Had the crowd roaring with runs from deep but was caught ball-watching for the visitors' second try.

14 Rory Lamont 4

Struggled to make an impression and always on the back foot before being replaced at half time.

13 Max Evans 5

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Early promise but he was battering against a black wall and the game ended early when he was injured.

12 Graeme Morrison 5

Largely anonymous but durable as New Zealand carved paths through the Scottish defence.

11 Sean Lamont 4

Struggled to find a way into the game, confined to constant defence against swarms of black jerseys.

10 Dan Parks 5

It might have been a good day for the stand off in any another match, but he was a bystander as the action swirled around him.

9 Mike Blair (capt) 6

Forced off by injury at the end of the first half having been almost swept away by the All Black tide.

1 Allan Jacobsen 7

Always up with play and willing to put his body on the line but fumbled a simple pass that killed the momentum of a rare Scottish attack.

2 Ross Ford 5

Eclipsed by his All Black opponents and denied any opportunity to influence the run of play in the loose.

3 Euan Murray 5

Trudged off having just about held his own but it was hard shift in a pack that was rarely on the front foot.

4 Richie Gray 6

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The Glasgow lock got little change out of opponents who were ruthless at the breakdown and steady in the set piece.

5 Jim Hamilton 5

A thankless task in the boiler room as the visitors piled on the points. Replaced at half time.

6 Kelly Brown 6

Abrasive and combative but generally wrapped up by the dominant All Black pack.

7 John Barclay 7

Tackled everything, scrapped for every ball, but was a sideshow in the All Black command performance.

8 Richie Vernon 5

Introduced to physicality of Test rugby on his first start with a few big hits and little opportunity to show his worth.NEW ZEALAND

15 Mils Muliaina 8

A nicely taken first half try, an even better try in the second.

14 Isaia Toeava 7

An early surge up the wing gave the warning and the second time it happened he offloaded in the tackle for Carter to take the try.

13 Conrad Smith 7

Immovable in defence and a key attacker picking up a late try.

12 Sonny Bill Williams 8

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Dangerous running and expert of-loading from the Rugby League convert to show why he is so highly rated. Man of match.

11 Hosea Gear 8

Led the Haka and then went under the posts within ten minutes and added a second try before the half hour.

10 Daniel Carter 8

Smooth running, slick passing, all-round awareness, a deftly taken try, a perfect kicking record: What's not to like?

9 Jimmy Cowan 7

When your team is in total command the scrum half has even more work to do to maintain the pressure and he did that work well.

1 Tony Woodcock 7

Played the full 80 minutes despite being required to break sweat in some pretty fast-paced exchanges.

2 Hikawera Elliot 6

The only uncapped All Black on the pitch before kick off and he didn't disappoint.

3 Owen Franks 7

Held up the forward machine with aplomb until replaced after 50 minutes.

4 Brad Thorn 7

A hugely effective ball carrier until brought off to keep him fresh for the next game.

5 Sam Whitelock 7

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An impressive newcomer to the All Black ranks, competing well in lineout and aggressive in rucks.

6 Liam Messam 7

Enjoyed a great battle with Kelly Brown, but because of the visiting backs was on the periphery of the game.

7 Richie McCaw (capt) 7

The skipper led from the front, conceding the early penalty that prevented a whitewash but able to be replaced after 60 minutes knowing the game was well won.

8 Kieran Read 7

Took the captain's armband. A spark of the scrum but the ball was rarely in his hands because of the team's all round efficiency.