The coach of the Māori All Blacks, Clayton McMillanannounced the roster for the series of two games against Manu Samoa. It will be the first time the teams have met since 2008. The events will take place at the Sky Stadium in Wellington on June 26 and on the Mt Smart in Auckland on July 3.
The team has two newcomers, Ollie Norris by Chiefs and Josh dickson of Highlanders. On the other hand, Ash dixon has been named kāpene (captain) of the team, having debuted with the same in 2013 and led the last five opportunities.
The Māori All Blacks already played one match in 2021, it was a 28-21 win over Moana Pasifika in Hamilton.
Māori All Blacks Squad:
Forwards: Josh Hohneck, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Ollie Norris, Marcel Renata, Tamaiti Williams, Ash Dixon (cap), Kurt Eklund, Manaaki Selby-Rickit, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Pari Pari Parkinson, Josh Dickson, Billy Harmon, Reed Prinsep and Whetukamokamo Douglas.
Backs: Bryn Hall, Sam Nock, Otere Black, Josh Ioane, Billy Proctor, Quinn Tupaea, Alex Nankivell, Sean Wainui, Shaun Stevenson, Jonah Lowe, and Kaleb Trask.