Scotland 23-31 New Zealand: Autumn Nations Series – live reaction

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The Scotland captain Jamie Ritchie speaks to Amazon Prime: “It’s tough to be on the wrong side of the result. We were there or thereabouts for 70 minutes of that game. But I’m just so proud of the boys. We spoke about being courageous all week, and we did that today. It’s bigger than rugby, but we did that for Doddie, such a special man, we’re glad we could put a decent performance out there for him, but sorry we couldn’t get the result.

“I don’t think anything defines brave more than Doddie, we were so proud that we could wear his tartan on our back. I can’t put it into words.

“It’s some of the best rugby we’ve played over the past three weeks and we’ll be looking to improve for next week.”

Updated at 11.34 EST

Warren Gatland, on pundit duty, says of Scotland: “They should take pride out of that … it was a fantastic performance for most of the game.”

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This article was written by Luke McLaughlin and originally published on www.theguardian.com