Hello and welcome to live updates of this morning's rugby league World Cup quarterfinal between the Kiwis and Scotland at Headingly Stadium in Leeds.
The TAB aren't even offering head to head odds on this one, with the Kiwis expected to romp home in much the same manner they did against Papua New Guinea last weekend.
The underdogs feature a few familiar names, like Panthers halfback Peter Wallace and former Warriors hooker Ian Henderson, but this red-hot Kiwi team will back themselves to dominate every aspect of the game from start to finish.
Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney has opted for Jesse Bromwich and Ben Matulino as his starting props, with Sam Moa, Jared Waerewa-Hargreaves and Frank-Paul Nu'uausala joining Elijah Taylor on the bench.
He has also elaborated on his decision to start Kevin Locke ahead of Josh Hoffman, saying he needed to give the Warriors fullback another chance to impress after not getting the run of play in his only outing so far against France.
Big Manu Vatuvei will also start after coming through a late fitness test on his troublesome knee.
Frank Pritchard has got the Kiwis' fourth. Good play from Waeraa-Hargreaves releases Goodwin who opens up the Scottish defence before Prichard finished.
The Kiwis have taken the crowd out of it. They are a lot quieter than they were last week with PNG. After soaking up some initial pressure, the Kiwis are starting to hit their straps
Johnson makes it 2 from 4 from the tee. Kiwis lead 20-0 after 28 minutes.
28 MINS - KIWIS 20 SCOTLAND 0
Johnson finishes it off but SBW made it. Williams broke a tackle in midfield before offloading to Johnson who was too quick for the Scottish defence.
Johnson adds another 2. Kiwis lead 26-0.
32 MINS - KIWIS 26 SCOTLAND 0
Manu just steamrolled through four defenders from his own 10m line.
Unfortunately Shaun Johnson got in his way and the Kiwis were pinged for obstruction, but that could have been one of the great tries of all time.
Less than five minutes till halftime and the result is well and truly out of doubt. The question now for the Kiwis is can they complete a perfect 80 minute performance?
That was a rough penalty on Mannering. He covered well and had his man pinned. He wasn't even on him for long.
Foran tests Scotland with a bomb on the Kiwis' fifth but Kavanagh is back and deals with it well. Into the last minute of the first half.
Scotland have earned a penalty from a late tackle and despite only 10 second on the clock have gone for the try.
They didn't get it. Halftime.
HALFTIME: KIWIS 26 SCOTLAND 0
That was a good half by the Kiwis. They soaked up some early pressure from a fire-up Scottish side and then started to show their class. Their completions are still a bit down (72 per cent) and they gave away seven penalties to nil but they have also scored some exceptional tries.
Both sides are making their way back out onto the field now.
SBW remains on the bench for the Kiwis. Not sure if we will see him again after that early head injury.
It means Mannering is playing in the second row, with Nu'uausala in the middle
Scotland's first set only gets them to halfway. Brough kicks deep down Manu's throat.
Johnson misjudges a kick this time. He aims to drop one in the corner but if flies out into touch.
Great set for the Kiwis but it ends in a loose final pass from Tuivasa-Sheck which skittles into touch.