Full-time at BT Murrayfield; New Zealand with the spoils
After a couple of minutes this afternoon, it looked like a long, drawn-out game was in the offing, New Zealand’s early double from Samisoni Taukeiaho and Mark Telea earning a 14-0 lead in no time.
Scotland defied the All Blacks’ start, though, with a penalty try awarded just moments before Darcy Graham thrilled the crowd with his brilliant, fleet-footed score – a 13th for Scotland.
Finn Russell kicked 5/5 from the tee including three penalties, but New Zealand timed their bounce back perfectly, with late Telea and Scott Barrett tries sealing a 31-23 victory.
Scotland’s final Autumn Nations Series game of 2022 comes next Saturday 19 November, with Argentina the visitors to BT Murrayfield, kick-off 3:15pm.