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Scotland v New Zealand key battles

Scotland host the All Blacks in their second game of the QBE Autumn International series, hoping to break a 109- year duck against New Zealand having never beaten the world's number one-ranked side in 29 meetings.

Here Press Association Sport's Richard Waterhouse looks at three key personal battles.

Finn Russell v Dan Carter

Russell made his Scotland debut last weekend and he will face off against the world's record points scorer, Carter, who will start his first game for New Zealand in a year. Russell showed great decision making skills against Argentina but Carter will use his vast experience to orchestrate the New Zealand attack.

Adam Ashe v Victor Vito

Ashe, 21, was one of the stand out performers last week, showing confidence when carrying the ball and retains his place ahead of rivalled number eights, Jonnie Beatie and Dave Denton. Vito is another experienced New Zealander, having made 25 appearances for his country - and his experience will be more testing for the Scottish backs.

Richie Gray v James Parsons

The Gray brothers linked up for the first time in the Scotland back row and they will be looking to show the same resilience showed against the Pumas last Saturday. Parsons will make his full Test debut - t he hooker received a late injury call-up at the expense of Nathan Harris and will be in for a testing afternoon.

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