Sunday, November 11, 2012



Venue: Murrayfield

Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)

Two years ago the All Blacks crushed Scotland 49-3 on this ground. With an experimental look about this All Black side I would be surprised if that score line was repeated.

Scotland has never defeated New Zealand. They have drawn twice but recent results would indicate the Kiwis will win again. The New Zealanders will want to correct the errors they made in their draw against Australia last outing.

There is enough experience in this New Zealand side to win fairly comfortably. I’d expect Scotland to put up a stiff fight but New Zealand will win in the end.

GWC Rugby Rankings
World Table: New Zealand 1st, Scotland 3rd

IRB Ranking Points
New Zealand 92.91, Scotland 77.97

Prediction: New Zealand by 14 points



15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Sean Lamont, 13 Nicholas De Luca, 12 Matthew Scott,
11 Timothy Visser, 10 Greig Laidlaw, 9 Michael Blair, 8 Kelly Brown, 7 Ross Rennie, 6 Alasdair Strokosch, 5 James Hamilton, 4 Richard Gray, 3 Geoff Cross, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Ryan Grant.
16 Scott Lawson, 17 Allan Jacobsen, 18 Kyle Traynor, 19 Alastair Kellock,
20 David Denton, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Ruaridh Jackson, 23 Max Evans.
Head Coach: Andy Robinson


New Zealand
15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Benjamin Smith, 12 Tamati Ellison, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Richie McCaw, Capt.
6 Adam Thomson, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks,
2 Andrew Hore, 1 Wyatt Crockett
16 Dane Coles, 17 Tony Woodcock, 18 Benjamin Franks, 19 Alistair Williams, 20 Samuel Cane, 21 Tawera Kerr Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Ma'a Nonu.
Head Coach: Steve Hansen

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