Scotland search for elusive first win against Kiwis
November 5, 2012
New Zealand's Andy Ellis celebrates their seventh score against Scotland back in 2010 © Getty Images
Scotland will be looking for a first-ever victory over New Zealand when they play host to the World Cup holders at Murrayfield on Sunday.
They have faced the All Blacks 28 times in total, and only twice have they managed to avoid defeat. The Scots remarkably held the Kiwis to a
Since then, though, the Scots have suffered 16 successive defeats at the hands of the Kiwis. Many of the defeats have been of the heavy variety, with the Scots' nadir undoubtedly a 69-20 capitulation in Carisbrook in 2000.
Jonah Lomu scored a hat-trick on that occasion, while Tana Umaga bagged a brace but the 2010 side came close to emulating that vintage when they won 49-3 in the last meeting between the two sides. They scored seven tries with Hosea Gear and Mils Muliaina both grabbing braces while Dan Carter kept the scoreboard ticking over with the boot.
Scotland v New Zealand All-time record: Played: 28, Scotland won 0, New Zealand won 26, drawn 2.
Biggest winning margin: Sco: N/A; NZ: 49, 69-20 at Carisbrook, 2000.
Highest score: Sco: 31 (31-62) at Carisbrook, 1996; NZ: 69 (69-20) at Carisbrook, 2000.
Most tries: Sco: 3 (30-48) at Loftus Versfeld, 1995 and (31-62) at Carisbrook, 1996; NZ: 11 (69-20) at Carisbrook, 2000.
Longest winning sequence: Sco: N/A; NZ: 16 (1987-present day).
Most points (individual): Sco: Gavin Hastings 50; NZ: Andrew Mehrtens 108.
Most tries (individual): Sco: 2 Bruce Hay, Cammie Murray, Eric Peters and Doddie Weir; NZ: 7 Jonah Lomu and Tana Umaga.
Most points in a Test: Sco: 16 Rowen Shepherd at Carisbrook, 1996; NZ: 23 Andrew Mehrtens at Loftus Versfeld, 1995.
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