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The Team

The Maori All Blacks is a historic team representing the proud culture of New Zealand. In 1888 New Zealand Natives was one of the country’s maiden national rugby sides, playing Hawke's Bay in their first ever match on June 23, with the Natives winning 5-0. Later that year they would play their initial international side, recording their first national win 13-4 when beating Ireland in Dublin.

The first to wear the famous black jersey, the side was originally conceived as an all-Maori selection and ultimately included just five non-Maori players in its ranks.

Conquerors of many internationals sides, including the British and Irish Lions, England, Ireland, while the last time they lost to a Pacific Island side was in 1973 (Tonga).

Originally team selected was ‘loosely’ governed in terms of heritage, but now all players must have Maori whakapapa or genealogy confirmed in order to represent the side.

DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017

03.Jun Whangarei NZ Prov Barbarians 7 vs 13 Lions
07.Jun Auckland Blues 22 vs 16 Lions
10.Jun Christchurch Crusaders 3 vs 12 Lions
13.Jun Dunedin Highlanders 23 vs 22 Lions
17.Jun Rotorua Maori All Blacks 10 vs 32 Lions
20.Jun Hamilton Chiefs 6 vs 34 Lions
24.Jun Auckland New Zealand 0 vs 0 British & Irish Lions
27.Jun Wellington Hurricanes 0 vs 0 Lions
01.Jul Wellington All Blacks 0 vs 0 Lions
08.Jul Auckland All Blacks 0 vs 0 Lions

Previous Results

2017 Maori All Blacks

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