Scotland unchanged for test against All Blacks
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland has selected an unchanged team for the test match against New Zealand on Saturday as it goes in search of a first win against the All Blacks.
The only changes from Saturday’s 41-31 win over Argentina come on the bench, with lock Jim Hamilton one of four players to be dropped as a substitute after he was sin-binned four minutes after coming on as a replacement against the Pumas.
Forwards Fraser Brown, Tim Swinson and Johnnie Beattie, and scrumhalf Chris Cusiter are the new names among the reserves.
Scotland ran in five tries against Argentina in Vern Cotter’s first home match in charge of the team.
Cotter says “we’re developing an attack that can cause opposition teams problems. If we can force the All Blacks into making errors, then we can give ourselves a chance.”
Scotland: Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland, Mark Bennett, Alex Dunbar, Tommy Seymour, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw (captain); Adam Ashe, Blair Cowan, Rob Harley, Jonny Gray, Richie Gray, Euan Murray, Ross Ford, Alastair Dickinson. Reserves: Fraser Brown, Gordon Reid, Geoff Cross, Tim Swinson, Johnnie Beattie, Chris Cusiter, Duncan Weir, Sean Lamont.