Flynn ruled out of Maori All Blacks, replaced by Dixon

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He has been replaced by Hawke’s Bay player Ash Dixon (Ngati Tahinga).

The team assembles in Auckland this weekend and departs for Canada on Monday 29 October.

Christchurch-born hooker Dixon has played for Auckland and the Blues, and is currently part of the Hurricanes.

A Junior World Cup winner with the Under-19 and Under-20 age-grade teams, Dixon has impressed moving through the system, beginning his representative career in 2006 with the New Zealand Schools team.

It is the 25-year-old's first appearance with the Maori All Blacks.

Joining Magpies team-mate Ihaia West, Dixon was part of the Hawke's Bay side that had a brief taste of Ranfurly Shield glory earlier in the ITM Cup season.