Who makes the cut in the greatest all time Māori All Blacks XV?

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Apart from being All Blacks, and Māori All Blacks, they are the unanimous choices across three selections made by former Māori All Blacks coach Matt Te Pou, politician and broadcaster Willie Jackson and former All Black Bill Bush, in the greatest all-time Māori All Blacks team.


Fullback Nepia and centre Smith are the only players from before the 1950s. Lock Hill played in the 1950s and flanker Nathan was a member of the great All Blacks sides of the 1960s.


Halfback Going straddled both the 1960s and 1970s while first five-eighths Spencer and the Brooke brothers are the only players from the professional era who were the unanimous choice of the selectors.


An interesting feature of the selection was that there was unanimity across the board in the choice of players in the forward pack and at halfback and first five-eighths.


And two positions, second five-eighths and right-wing, had two votes each for Steven Pokere and Nehe Milner-Skudder respectively.


Have the selectors missed out any one worthy of pushing for a place in the side? Check out their discussion below.



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