蘇格蘭對陣新西蘭。多迪-威爾是追求歷史的蘇格蘭人的靈感來源--里奇

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蘇格蘭對陣新西蘭。多迪-威爾是追求歷史的蘇格蘭人的靈感來源--里奇

隊長傑米-里奇說,多迪-威爾的出現將激勵蘇格蘭隊,因為他們將在周日尋求對新西蘭的首次勝利。

這位前獅子在2016年被診斷出患有這種疾病,此後為MND的研究籌集了數百萬美元。

"多迪對我們所有人來說都很特別,"里奇說。

"在過去的五六年裡,他在被診斷後所表現出的力量和勇氣,只是為了繼續戰鬥,對任何人來說都是一種激勵,而不僅僅是我們這個球員團體。

"我知道他對球隊很特別,我也想認為球隊對他也很特別。

"我在球隊跑步時對孩子們說,'如果你們需要任何其他動力,而不是為了他,那我不知道該說什麼'。這對我們來說將是巨大的鼓舞。"

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在31次交鋒和117年的努力中,蘇格蘭從未擊敗過全黑隊。里奇說,他的團隊決心在周日的穆雷菲爾德球場全力以赴,結束這種荒蕪的狀態。

"我們的目的是出去發射我們擁有的每一顆子彈,不留任何機會,不留任何可能,"愛丁堡後排說。"我們只是要勇敢地把比賽交給他們。

"這是我們歷史上第一次在15人制比賽中擊敗他們,所以我們知道這是一個挑戰,但我們希望把猴子從背後趕走。

"你看到他們上周(對陣威爾士),他們仍然是一個非常好的球隊。但是,我們已經確定了一些事情,我們將尋求利用這些事情,我們有信心可以做到這一點。

"這些都是你為之奮鬥的時刻,特別是當你為蘇格蘭效力時,這些在穆雷菲爾德體育場滿座的大型比賽,這些是我們最期待的。"


Captain Jamie Ritchie says the presence of Doddie Weir will inspire the Scotland team as they seek a first ever win over New Zealand on Sunday.

The former Lion was diagnosed with the condition in 2016 and has since raised millions for research into MND.

"Doddie's so special to us all," Ritchie said.

"The strength and the courage that he's shown over the last five or six years since his diagnosis, just to keep fighting, is an inspiration to anyone, not just us as a playing group.

"I know he is special to the group and I'd like to think that the group is special to him.

"I said to the boys out there during the team run, 'If you need any other motivation than to do it for him, then I don't know what to say'. It'll be hugely inspirational for us." • None All Blacks in recovery mode but warning signs remain • None 'To be here after six years is quite unbelievable' - Doddie Weir

In 31 meetings and 117 years of trying, Scotland have never beaten the All Blacks. Ritchie says his team are resolved to give it everything to end that barren run at Murrayfield on Sunday.

"Our intention is to go out and fire every bullet we've got, leave nothing to chance, leave nothing up to what if," said the Edinburgh back-row. "We're just going to be brave and take the game to them.

"It'd be the first time in our history that we'd beaten them in 15s, so we know it's a challenge but we're looking to get that monkey off the back.

"You saw them last week (against Wales), they're still a very good side. But there are things that we've identified that we'll look to exploit and we'll be confident we can do that.

"These are the moments you play for, especially when it comes to playing for Scotland, these big games at a full Murrayfield Stadium, these are the ones we look forward to most."

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