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Scotland crushed by All Blacks

Hosea Gear

Ruthless New Zealand ensured Scotland's 105-year wait for victory over the All Blacks would continue with a seven-try 49-3 victory in the opening EMC Autumn Test at Murrayfield.

Hosea Gear, Mils Muliaina (both two), Dan Carter, Conrad Smith and Andy Ellis crossed for tries, with fly-half Carter adding five conversions and his replacement Stephen Donald two.

Dan Parks' third-minute penalty was the only thing Scotland had to show for their attacking enterprise, with the All Blacks defence impenetrable.

Three tries in nine minutes gave the visitors a near unassailable 18-point lead after Parks' early penalty.

A scrum wide on the left was awarded to New Zealand and Sonny Bill Williams crashed through, his backhand pass weighted perfectly for Gear to go in under the posts. Carter converted.

Two minutes later Isaia Toeava raced down the right and found Carter in support on the inside to race under the posts. The fly-half added the extras to make it 14-3.

Hugo Southwell twice had breaks ended before Kieran Reid inspired another All Blacks score. Carter was in support of the number eight and the fly-half in turn found Muliaina to score their third try.

Scotland conceded a penalty and territory and the All Blacks were ruthless once more. Gear sold Rory Lamont a dummy before scything through for his second try of the contest

New Zealand absorbed the Scotland defence before utilising the overlap as Muliaina went over for his second score on the touchline, again from a Williams flip pass.

After 17 scoreless minutes, Smith went over after the visitors had twice stretched Scotland the width of the field and Scotland conceded again when Ellis went in under the posts.