Glasgow Warriors winger Lee Jones is getting ready to punch above his weight as he confronts the might of the All Blacks at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.

The 29-year-old is no midget, at 5’11” and 14 stones 9lbs, but by the standards of modern wingers he knows he’s smaller than average.

Jones reckons it is not just about the size of the dog in the fight, though and is keen to show that there is more to rugby than physical presence.

“I suppose size has its advantages,” he said.

“The players that teams are producing now are like genetic freaks.

“They are turning up on the wing and are double the height but can run fast as well, so they have a bit of everything, but it doesn’t always come down to size, it’s about rugby ability as well and smaller guys are going to have advantages over bigger guys as well in certain areas, so the wee guy can always beat the big guy when he’s at his best.”

Jones looks set to be going head to head with Waisake Naholo, who scored two of his side’s tries in the All Blacks’ 38-18 win over France at the weekend.

But as he pointed out every Scottish player will have a challenge on their hands against the world’s best side.

“Whoever New Zealand puts on the park, especially in the back three, are athletes first and foremost,” he said.

“They’re good rugby players but phenomenal athletes and that presents a challenge in itself.

“Personally, after selection I’ll look at individuals once their side has been selected, and see where his strengths are and where his opportunities are to see what I can potentially exploit.

“When you play a team like NZ you know it’s going to be a challenge regardless of who they put out.”

His international captain John Barclay meanwhile suggested that some of the claims that this is not as good an All Black side as those of the past have been laughable.

“I saw a few things after the Lions tour saying the All Blacks were vulnerable on this tour. That is a bit comical really when you look at their record,” he said.

“They have to have a strong mentality otherwise they would not produce these teams year in year out. They don't have an inherent right to do so but they do.”

However they have lost to Ireland the British & Irish Lions and Australia within the last year or so and the former Glasgow flanker said the Scots have sought some inspiration from those matches.

“What they do is very good but we have looked at how to beat them, how teams have done it,” said Barclay.

"To be honest we don't have time to sit and watch 80 minutes, 80 minutes and 80 minutes. We tend to look at patterns, areas of focus.

“We've looked at a few clips from then but more recently we've looked at the Australia game but also games the All Blacks have won as well but where other teams have given them problems, like France, for example, at the weekend."