Scotland 17-22 New Zealand: Scots lose thriller against the All Blacks

Scotland gave the world champions New Zealand a serious run for their money in Edinburgh on Saturday night but fell to a 22-17 defeat. 

Tries from Codie Taylor and Damian McKenzie early in the second half put the world champions in command.

Jonny Gray thundered over for Scotland, but Beauden Barrett scampered away to stretch the All Blacks’ lead.


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Huw Jones raced clear to score a converted try and set-up a grandstand finish, but the Scots could not find a match-winning try with the clock red.

The five-point defeat is the closest Scotland have come to beating New Zealand since the sides drew 25-25 at Murrayfield in 1983.

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Scotland
15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Alex Dunbar, 11 Lee Jones, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Cornell du Preez, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 John Barclay (captain), 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Darryl Marfo
Substitutes: 16 George Turner, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Grant Gilchrist, 20 Luke Hamilton, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Byron McGuigan

New Zealand

15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Kane Hames
Substitutes: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19 Liam Squire, 20 Matt Todd, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown
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