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Four new caps for NZ Maori

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Sportal.co.nz     09 Jun 2010     Getty Images

Southland fullback/first five-eighths Robbie Robinson, Wellington lock Daniel Ramsay, Chiefs centre Jackson Willison and Crusaders wing Sean Maitland have been included in the side.

Five other newcomers have been named on the bench.

Coach Jamie Joseph said the match would be a great first game for his side which will play internationals against Ireland and England later in the month.

"The Barbarians have named a strong squad with a big forward pack and we know this will be a physical game that will provide us with a good challenge," Joseph said.

"We have begun our preparations well and everyone is looking forward to getting this tour off to a good start."

The team is: (with province and iwi in brackets) 1.Bronson Murray (Northland-Ngapuhi), 2.Corey Flynn (Canterbury-Kai Tahu), 3.Clint Newland (Hawke's Bay-Ngati Kahungunu), 4.Isaac Ross (Canterbury-Ngati Kahungunu), 5.Daniel Ramsay (Wellington-Kai Tahu), 6.Jarrad Hoeata (Taranaki-Ngati Kahungunu/Ngai Tuhoe), 7.Tanerau Latimer (Bay of Plenty-Tapuika/Ngati Makino/TeArawa), 8.Liam Messam – captain (Waikato-Ngai Tuhoe), 9.Chris Smylie (North Harbour-Ngati Mutunga), 10.Stephen Brett (Canterbury-Ngapuhi/TeArawa), 11.Hosea Gear (Wellington – Ngati Porou/Ngariki Kaiputahi), 12.Luke McAlister (North Harbour – Te Atiawa), 13.Jackson Willison (Waikato-Ngati Mahuta), 14.Sean Maitland (Canterbury-Ngapuhi), 15.Robbie Robinson (Southland-Ngati Tuwharetoa).

Reserves: 16.Dane Coles (Wellington-Ngati Porou), 17.Ben Afeaki (North Harbour-Ngati Awa), 18.Romana Graham (Waikato-Ngati Awa), 19.Hayden Triggs (Otago-Ngati Kahungunu), 20.Colin Bourke (Bay of Plenty-Ngati Wairere), 21.Aaron Smith (Manawatu-Ngati Kahungunu), 22.Dwayne Sweeney (Waikato-Ngati Mahanga).