The New Zealand Rugby Union today paid tribute to New Zealand Maori Rugby Board member and Maori rugby administrator Toni Marriner who passed away, aged 64 surrounded by his w More
Injury has ruled out three players from the Maori All Blacks' closing match of the Aotearoa Fisheries European Tour against Canada on Saturday (NZT) morning. More
Maori All Blacks Head Coach Jamie Joseph has named his team to play their second Aotearoa Fisheries European Tour match against RFU Championship XV team, at Castle Park in Don More
To put into perspective the magnitude of the Maori All Blacks defeat to Leicester Tigers, it was the first reverse suffered by the team since 2007, and just their second defea More
The Maori All Blacks team is a selection of the best of New Zealand's Maori rugby players and boasts a proud history of defeating national sides. At matches in New Zealand in 2010 to mark one hundred years of Maori All Blacks rugby, the team defeated Ireland and England, having added the British & Irish Lions to their impressive tally of scalps in 2005. Many members go on to play for the All Blacks or have been All Blacks.
The team aims to provide an aspirational pathway for young Maori rugby players. The first Maori All Blacks were officially selected in 1910. However, the 1888 New Zealand Natives team, one of the first of New Zealand's national rugby teams and the first to wear the famous black jersey, was originally conceived as an all-Maori selection and ultimately included just five non-Maori players in its ranks.
|Leicester Tigers32||vs||24 Maori All Blacks|
|RFU Championship XV 17||vs||52 Maori All Blacks|
|Canada 19||vs||32 Maori All Blacks|