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NZ Maori team to play England named

allblacks.com     21 Jun 2010    

The international match is the only one England is playing in New Zealand this year.

The New Zealand Maori team is (province and iwi):

1. Clint Newland Hawke’s Bay Ngati Kahungunu
2. Corey Flynn Canterbury Kai Tahu
3. Ben Afeaki North Harbour Ngati Awa
4. Hayden Triggs Otago Ngati Kahungunu
5. Jarrad Hoeata Taranaki Ngati Kahungunu/Ngai Tuhoe
6. Karl Lowe Hawke’s Bay Ngati Pikiao/Te Arawa
7. Tanerau Latimer Bay of Plenty Tapuika/Ngati Makino/Te Arawa
8. Liam Messam ( c ) Waikato Ngai Tuhoe
9. Aaron Smith Manawatu Ngati Kahungunu
10. Stephen Brett Canterbury Ngapuhi/Te Arawa
11. Hosea Gear Wellington Ngati Porou/Ngariki Kaiputahi
12. Luke McAlister North Harbour Te Atiawa
13. Dwayne Sweeney Waikato Ngati Mahanga
14. Sean Maitland Canterbury Ngapuhi
15. Robbie Robinson Southland Ngati Tuwharetoa

Reserves

16. Dane Coles Wellington Ngati Porou
17. Bronson Murray Northland Ngapuhi
18. Isaac Ross Canterbury Ngati Kahungunu
19. Colin Bourke Bay of Plenty Ngati Wairere
20. Ruki Tipuna Wellington Ngai Te Rangi
21. Willie Ripia Taranaki Ngai Tuhoe
22. Jackson Willison Waikato Ngati Mahuta

The starting line-up has two changes to the side that beat Ireland 31-28 in Rotorua on Friday night. Hawke’s Bay loose forward Karl Lowe and prop Clint Newland will both make a start in their home province with Northland prop Bronson Murray and Bay of Plenty loose forward Colin Bourke both moving to the bench.

New Zealand Maori Coach Jamie Joseph said: “We have a chance to achieve something really great for Maori on Wednesday night if we can make it three from three. This has been a great tour and a fitting celebration of 100 years of Maori rugby and we are very determined to finish on a high.”

This year’s Sealord New Zealand Maori Centenary Series celebrates 100 years of the New Zealand Maori rugby team. To honour the anniversary, the 2010 team is playing a three-match series – with the final match of the series against England on Wednesday night. The first two matches were against the New Zealand Barbarians and Ireland respectively, both games won by the New Zealand Maori.

Sealord New Zealand Maori Centenary Series matches

New Zealand Maori 37 v New Zealand Barbarians 31, Whangarei, 12 June
New Zealand Maori 31 v Ireland 28 Rotorua, 18 June

New Zealand Maori v England, McLean Park, Napier, 23 June