The New Zealand All-Blacks Scottish leg of their tour opened even more ominously than expected with their massacre of the South oi Scotland

. side 84-5. While only the criminally

optimistic could have hoped tor a South victory, tew anticipated such a crushing deleat. The lull Scotland side lace an awesome task at Murraytield on November 20, with history heavily on the All-Blacks’ side. Of the 30 matches the llew Zealanders have played in Scotland, they have won 28 and drawn two.

The All Blacks’ consuming will to win has earned them a well-deserved

unbeaten run solar on the tour, but


they have come in for a lot oi criticism

3 in the last few weeks tor their

aggressive style of play. This ranges

; from the intimidation inherent in a contact sport, through to Englishman

Phil De Glanville having his lace torn open by raking in a maul. The will to win may be a vital element in their play, but there is no iustilication tor overstepping the mark and allowing


; aggression to replace their undoubted

f skill.

Scotland’s slim chances rest on their ability to play an open game. The tourists have quickly smothered

f previous opponents’ attempts at lluld

play, so Scotland will have to get the

ball out to their backs as soon as

possible, giving them a chance to run the ball and deny the llew Zealand

i forwards the opportunity to steamroll

the ball in lront of them. The tourists

3 have dominated the line-outs in all

Gavin Hastings kicks against the tide


I Airdrie v Dumbarton Broomfield Park. Airdrie. 3pm.

I Clyde V Falkirk Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Clydebank v Stirling Albion Kilbowie Park. Clydebank. 3pm.

I Duntennline v llamilton East End Park.

Dunfermline. 3pm. Morton v Ayr United Cappielow Park. Greenock. 3pm.


I Cowdenbeath v Stranraer Central Park.

Cowdenbeath. 3pm. I East Stirling v East Fife Firs Park.

Falkirk. 3pm. 3 I Dueen‘s Park v Stenhousemuir Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

Saturday 27


I Aberdeen v llibs Pittodrie Stadium. Aberdeen. 3pm.

I Celtic v llaith llovers Celtic Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Dundee v Dundee United Dens Park. Dundee. 3pm. United cross the road to take on their neighbours. with neither side looking remotely impressive so far.

I Hearts V Motherwell Tynecastle Park. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Partick Thistle v Rangers Firhill Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

I St Johnstone v Kilmarnock McDiarmid Park. Perth. 3pm.


I Airdrie V Clydebank Broomlield Park. Airdne. 3pm.

I Dumbarton v Morton Boghead Park. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I Duniermline v Ayr United East End Park, Dunfermline. 3pm.

5 I llamilton v Stirling Albion Douglas

Park. Hamilton. 3pm. I St Mirren v Falkirk Love Street.

Paisle .3 m.

i secono owrsrolt

' their previous matches, and their pack

clings to the ball like a starved

. Dobermann with an intruder’s leg. That

said, they have a weakness for conceding penalties, and it Scotland can convert these, there may be a taint ray oi hope. More likely though, that the glimmer at the end oi the tunnel will turn out to be an oncoming train. (Jonathan Trew)

Scotland play New Zealand at Murrayiield on Saturday November 20 at 2pm.

Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Sport Listings compiled by Tom Lappin.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.50 for race programme.


; Saturday 20


1 I Celtic V llearts Celtic Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

j I Dundee v St Johnstone Dens Park. Dundee. 3pm.

f I llibs V Rangers Easter Road Stadium.

1 Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. A repeat

of the recent League Cup Final. Three

goals of an equally spectacular nature

would be welcome. although Hibs fans

will be hoping to reverse the result.

I I Motherwell v Dundee United Fir Park.

r Motherwell. 3pm.

I I Partick Thistle v llilmarnock Firhill

Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

5 I Baith llovers v Aberdeen Stark’s Park.

E Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I East Stirling v Cowdenbeath Firs Park. Falkirk. 3pm.

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8 January *

I Queen’s Park V Berwlck Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

Tuesday 30


I Dundee Utd v Celtic Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 7.30pm.

I lllbs V St Johnstone Easter Road Stadium, Albion Road. Edinburgh. 7.30pm.

I llilmarnock V Hearts Rugby Park. Kilmamock. 7.30pm.

I Motherwell v Partick Thistle Fir Park. Motherwell. 7.30pm.

Wednesday 1


I llaith llovers v Dundee Slark’s Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 7.30pm.

I Rangers V Aberdeen lbrox Stadium. Glasgow. 7.30pm.


Saturday 20

I Scotland v llew Zealand Murrayfield. Corstorphine. Edinburgh. 2pm. Scotland take on the touring All-Blacks who are rumoured to be less-than-invincible this time around. See preview.

Saturday 27


I Currie v lleriot’s FP Malleny Park. Balemo, Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Edinburgh Acads v Keiso Raebum Place. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Watsonians v Stewart's/Melville FP Myreside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh. 7


I Edinburgh Wanderers v Musselburgh Murrayfield. Corstorphine. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Glasgow High/Kelvinside v llirkcaldy Old Anniesland. Crow Road. Glasgow. 2pm.




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