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New Zealand thrash Scotland 74-6

"We had no ball and New Zealand were fresh and technically they were very good," said McCormack.

Nov.04 - SportLand: New Zealand scored 14 tries as they thrashed Scotland 74-6 in their World Cup Group B match in Christchurch.

Shaun Johnson scored one try and kicked nine goals as he became New Zealand's record points scorer, moving past Matthew Ridge's mark of 168.

Peta Hiku and stand-off Te Maire Martin both grabbed hat-tricks. "We had no ball and New Zealand were fresh and technically they were very good," said McCormack.

"I've said all along we've got a young squad and we'll learn lessons from that. The key is to make sure we turn up with a better attitude against Samoa."

And McCormack was especially impressed by Bradford centre Brandon Wilkinson after he made his debut in the match.

"There are positives," added McCormack. "I'd pick out Wilkinson, a lad who's never played Super League.

Oscar Thomas scored a consolation try for Scotland, who have conceded 124 points in two matches and face Samoa in their final group game next Saturday.