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Convincing Kiwis thump Scotland in World Cup

Jason Nightingale goes into score for the Kiwis against Scotland. - Photo: Martin Hunter/Photosport

The Kiwis have thumped Scotland 74-6 in their second match of the Rugby League World Cup.

Coming off a 38-8 victory over Samoa to open their campaign, the New Zealand side were simply far too good for the outmatched visitors in Christchurch on Saturday.

The Kiwis scored 14 tries to one in the 68-point hammering, adding 42 of those in the second half after leading 28-0 at the break.

Five-eighth Te Maire Martin was one of many stars for the home team, the North Queensland Cowboys player scoring a hat-trick on what was his senior international debut. Wing Peta Hiku also bagged a hat-trick.

Other wing Jason Nightingale wase other multiple try-scorers with two each, while Kenny Bromwich, Joseph Tapine, Russell Packer, Dean Whare, Shaun Johnson and Elijah Taylor also went over for four-pointers.

The Kiwis third and final pool match is a highly-anticipated clash with Tonga in Hamilton next weekend.

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