12 Nov 2012

Carter guides All Blacks to victory over Scots

9:55 am on 12 November 2012

The All Blacks have opened their tour of the northern hemisphere beating Scotland 51-22 at Murrayfield in Ediburgh.

With 10 changes from the team who drew 18-all with Australia in October to end a winning streak of 16 matches, the All Blacks ran in six tries, orchestrated by first five-eighth Dan Carter with a superb allround performance on Sunday.

Israel Dagg, Julian Savea, Cory Jane and Andrew Hore scored tries in the first half.

Savea scored the try of the game after the break, thanks to a brilliant chip by Carter, while Ben Smith added a late try.

Carter kicked 21 points in the match.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen told Sky Sport later that, although they conceded some soft points, he was happy with the team's overall performance.

Hansen says he will field all his squad for the games against Scotland and Italy in Rome next Saturday, before the All Blacks face sterner tests against Wales in Cardiff and against England at Twickenham.