Scotland captain Danny Brough is hopeful that the weather will aid their chances of causing a major upset in Workington on Friday night.
The Bravehearts round off their Four Nations campaign against New Zealand, looking to become the first ‘fourth nation’ side to win a game in the Four Nations.
And Brough believes that whilst their primary goal is to keep the Kiwis to a respectable scoreline, if the weather takes its toll in Cumbria, it could give them an edge.
“It’s out there that they’ve got to score 30 or 40 points to help their chances,” Brough said. “We’re looking to keep them under 20 if we can, that’s one of our goals.
“I just hope the weather can do us a favour as well. If it rains or it’s windy, it will slow the game down a bit and let us get set, instead of them getting quick play-the-balls and bursting through us. It would be nice to have a bit of wind and rain to be honest.
“We need to slow the game down, play to our tempo and control the ball. We’ve got to try to make it a bit messy without giving too many penalties away.”