Wednesday 21 February 2018

Video: All Blacks ring the changes for Test with Scotland

NEW ZEALAND have made 10 changes for the EMC Test with Scotland, but captain Richie McCaw and fly-half Dan Carter will start Sunday's clash at Murrayfield.

New Zealand play at Murrayfield eager to erase the memory of their 18-18 draw with Australia in their last Test outing on October 20.

The All Blacks were seeking a 17th successive win in Brisbane, but had to settle for a draw in a match which saw them fail to score a try for the first time since August 2004, a run of 105 fixtures.

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen said: "The team is excited about kicking off our tour in Scotland in front of a packed house at Murrayfield.

"We have had a good build-up this week and the key for us has been to get our preparation spot on so we can put in a performance on Sunday which we are proud of.

"However, we know that the Scots will lift for this Test match and we expect them to be very combative."

Carter has been paired at half-back with Piri Weepu while Corey Jane continues on the right wing and Israel Dagg at full-back. Three players with fewer than 10 caps complete the back line; wing Julian Savea and centres Tamati Ellison and Ben Smith.

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