|Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Date: Sunday, 13 November Kick-off: 14:15 GMT|
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The presence of Doddie Weir will encourage the Scotland crew as they search a primary win over New Zealand on Sunday, says captain Jamie Ritchie.
Weir is because of be at Murrayfield for the match to mark 5 years because the launch of his charity which raises consciousness of motor neurone illness.
The previous Lion was recognized with the situation in 2016 and has since raised hundreds of thousands for analysis into MND.
“Doddie’s so particular to us all,” Ritchie mentioned.
“The power and the braveness that he is proven during the last 5 or 6 years since his prognosis, simply to maintain preventing, is an inspiration to anybody, not simply us as a enjoying group.
“I do know he’s particular to the group and I would wish to assume that the group is particular to him.
“I mentioned to the boys on the market throughout the crew run, ‘If you happen to want every other motivation than to do it for him, then I do not know what to say’. It’s going to be massively inspirational for us.”
In 31 conferences and 117 years of attempting, Scotland have by no means crushed the All Blacks. Ritchie says his crew are resolved to offer it the whole lot to finish that barren run at Murrayfield on Sunday.
“Our intention is to exit and hearth each bullet we have, go away nothing to likelihood, go away nothing as much as what if,” mentioned the Edinburgh again row. “We’re simply going to be courageous and take the sport to them.
“It would be the primary time in our historical past that we might crushed them in 15s, so we all know it is a problem however we’re trying to get that monkey off the again.
“You noticed them final week (towards Wales), they’re nonetheless an excellent facet. However there are issues that we have recognized that we’ll look to use and we’ll be assured we will try this.
“These are the moments you play for, particularly relating to enjoying for Scotland, these huge video games at a full Murrayfield Stadium, these are those we sit up for most.”