Scotland vs New Zealand: Unit ratings

ScotlandFront five 6/10

The only positive aspect was the ability of the front row to irritate their All Black opponents by disrupting the set piece scrum and winning some soft penalties. Otherwise loosehead Allan Jacobsen and hooker Ross Ford put themselves about but were let down by poor handling at crucial moments. Euan Murray at tighthead couldn't get the better of Tony Woodcock. Behind them, Richie Gray got a lesson in just how physical test rugby can be and Jim Hamilton couldn't put the team on the front foot.

Back row 5/10

Outgunned, out-thought and out-manoeuvred by their counterparts. John Barclay worked tirelessly and had some claim on being Scotland's best player, while Kelly Brown battled furiously. At No 8, Richie Vernon was given his first start in a Scotland shirt but no opportunity to show what he could do.

Half Backs 6/10

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Dan Parks kicked well and distributed the ball efficiently. At scrum half Mike Blair toiled manfully but didn't have much to work with before injury forced him off just before half-time. Greig Laidlaw and Ruaridh Jackson, aged 25 and 22, both won their first caps as replacements in a small statement of hope for the future.

Backs 4/10

Full back Hugo Southwell had the crowd roaring with a few runs from deep but the threat was easily contained. Sean Lamont on one wing and brother Rory on the other made little impact. In the centre Max Evans and Graeme Morrison were called on to defend for almost the entire game.

New Zealand

Front Five 8/10

The front row blended beautifully with props Tony Woodcock and Owen Franks taking the game to Scotland and hooker Hika Elliot a driving force. The lineout was immaculate and locks Brad Thorn and Sam Whitelock were effective ball carriers.

Back Row 9/10

A ruthless display of back row power and control led by Richie McCaw from openside. Kieran Read at No 8 and Liam Messam on the blindside added their telling contributions.

Half Backs 8/10

Stand off Dan Carter cruised through the game, unleashing his line time after time as scrum half Jimmy Cowan revelled in an assembly-line supply of ball.

Back Line 10/10

The team's cutting edge. Inside centre Sonny Bill Williams took the spotlight as man of the match but he was only one cog in a fearsome machine. Hosea Gear scored two tries and, on the other wing, Isaia Toeava was the creator of others. From full back Mils Muliaina collected a double. At outside centre Conrad Smith presided over proceedings and added a try of his own.