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All Blacks rampant in Edinburgh

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Sportal.co.nz     14 Nov 2010     Getty Images

Scotland was true to its claim that it intended to move the ball, but it had none of the penetration or enterprise of the All Blacks who were quick to seize their chances, even from deep within their own territory.

Scotland's first five-eighths Dan Parks opened the scoring with a fourth minute penalty goal.

However, from a scrum on the Scots' 22m No.8 Kieran Read detached and fed halfback Jimmy Cowan, who linked with second five-eighths Sonny Bill Williams. Williams then charged towards the goal-line before flipping an off-load to left wing Hosea Gear who scored.

Three minutes later a mid-field turnover created by solid tackling from Williams and centre Conrad Smith created a turnover which saw fullback Mils Muliaina feed right wing Isaia Toeava and his in-pass found first five-eighths Dan Carter who ran 25m to score.

In the 18th minute, swift ball from a ruck was fed by Muliaina from the base to flanker Liam Messam doubling around onto the blindside at speed where he linked infield to Carter who was ankle-tapped but still got a pass to Muliaina who scored.

Smith unleashed some clever footwork to thread his way through the Scottish defence and create chances which saw Toeava take the ball ahead and it was Gear who was able to turn on the after-burners to get through for his second try.