Awesome All Blacks shatter Scotland's dreams
One hundred and five years since we beat the All Blacks? It's a record that's stuck in a groove.
And I wonder if we'll ever beat the All Blacks as I thought that was as good a Scottish rugby team as we can pick just now.
And we didn't come close. Perhaps the All Blacks having been together for two months made a difference.
They dominated most aspects of the game, they kept the ball when they went forward, they went forward with venom - I do marvel at Richie McCaw's aerobic ability - they had the power to break tackles and they played a very, very simple game.
Of all the All Blacks teams I've seen, this one appears to be complete, or at least as near to complete as a team can be; Sonny Bill Williams is extraordinary.
From Scotland's point of view, well, they found it difficult against better players.
There were pugnacious displays from John Barclay and Allan Jacobsen, and how good was it to see a Laidlaw on the pitch? Most know they came off second best.
And perhaps that's the honest thing to say, the All Blacks were better players.
But what about other differences between them and us?
First up is game plan: Albie Mathewson, the All Black scrum half, joined us at half time on BBC Radio Scotland and explained that New Zealand figured that the Scottish pack was a big one.
Therefore, the task was to play a one pass game going the same way to tie in the players until there were mis-matches out wide.
Andy Ellis and the All Blacks blew Scotland away at a shell-shocked Murrayfield: Photo: Getty
And when the ball went wide players like Hosea Gear, Isaia Toeava, and Mils Muliaina just had too much speed and ability for Scottish defenders to cope with and they ended up with overlaps.
Scotland put most of the game through Dan Parks and there was a valiant attempt to get the ball wide and outside the last defender, but, again, the All Blacks had too much pace to let that happen.
The second most obvious difference was in sheer abrasion. When the All Blacks carried the ball and went into breakdown situations and scrums not only did they do it very, very powerfully but also they had superb technique.
Whether they were wrapping up men in contact, or driving their own men forward, New Zealand rugby players were technically better than ours.
But now there will be a backlash. Scottish players will be smarting and South Africa will feel the force as I suspect that Andy Robinson, who has an avuncular public image but who is completely different with his players and has a ruthless streak, will get some rather simple messages across this week.
This group of Scottish players can do better than this. And I wonder if the game against South Africa can provide a lift as having watched the South Africans I think they have a similar way of playing.
Can Scotland beat South Africa? That is the question.