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Robinson looks towards Springboks

Head coach Andy Robinson is assessing the damage following Scotland's 49-3 defeat to New Zealand in the opening EMC Autumn Test and looking ahead to world champions South Africa visiting Murrayfield.

New Zealand ran in seven unanswered tries in the 28th meeting between the sides to ensure Scotland's 105-year wait for victory over the All Blacks would continue. The 33-man squad, including wounded captain Mike Blair and centre Max Evans, will first review Saturday's performance before turning their attention South Africa.

"There will be a lot of harsh words said, but we'll get through it and we'll build the confidence ready for next week," said Robinson.

"They'll sit and watch the whole game a few times before Monday. Everybody will be challenged on what they've done.

"The whole 22 have got to look at themselves and so have I. We've got to work out what is right and what we've got to do to put it right next week.

"We'll commit to it and we'll sort it out. Whatever the scoreline, we've lost a game of rugby and we've lost to an outstanding team.

"The main thing for me is what we do next week now.

"They scored seven tries - I believe seven tries at this level we should be able to stop.

"We have to be able to do that against a South African side that's won two out of two on this trip."


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