Exposing Canadian and American interests to the sort of rugby played by the Maori All Blacks made last year's end of season tour a memorable event for Chiefs and Southland uti More
Maori All Blacks welcomed by Baltimore Chesapeake RFU : Before Saturdays USA eagles game, the Maori All Blacks were welcomed in traditional Maori style into their f Watch
Maori All Blacks coach Colin Cooper said the win over USA today, coupled with the victory over Canada, honoured the proud legacy of past teams. 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.
|Canada15||vs||40 Maori All Blacks|
|USA Eagles 19||vs||29 Maori All Blacks|