The Kiwis were below par and caught unawares by a fiery and enthusiastic Scotland side. A crowd of 6,628 were in attendance at Derwent Park for this fantastic Four Nations clash.
The Bravehearts led late but a double from Gerard Beale looked enough to secure the win for the men in black. But with less than two minutes left Euan Aitken struck and Danny Brough converted the try to seal a sensational draw.
But in the 23rd minute David Fusitu’a struck. The winger was put through after Tohu Harris had busted through the middle.
Isaac Luke added the extras and the Kiwis were 6-0 in front.
But Scotland got their just rewards for their early endeavour soon after.
There were no more points in the half as it stayed at 6-4.
The Kiwis were rattled and the Bravehearts emboldened after the first 40 minutes.
After the break Scotland continued to impress, and a scuffle broke out in the 51st minute.
In the 53rd minute Fusitu’a got his second try of the night after a quick shift to the right wing.
Luke’s kick missed so the buffer was only a converted try between the two teams.
Errors from the Kiwis continued to mount up and then Scotland struck.
Coote unleashed Matty Russell on the wing, he found Ben Hellewell in support and he dummied to score.
Brough converted and the match was tied up at 10-10 with 13 minutes left.
Scotland then won a penalty and Brough put them in front 12-10 in the 69th minute.
A huge upset was on the cards until Greg Eastwood busted through a few tackles and found Beale in the corner to score three minutes later.
Luke’s conversion failed so it was back to 14-12 with the Kiwis just in front.
Beale then crossed again, after a break from Luke, and they looked to have the game in the bag.
But Luke’s conversion attempt was wide and then Aitken crossed to send the crowd into raptures.
Brough added the extras and Scotland had earned a historic draw.