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Māori All Blacks to play Fiji in Rotorua in July

The Māori All Blacks will play a two-match series against Fiji in July – with a home game set for Rotorua.

New Zealand Rugby announced today that the pride of the Māori All Blacks haka will face the fierce Fijian cibi when the two sides play in a home and away two-match series in July.

The Flying Fijians will have first home-advantage when the Māori All Blacks – assembling for the first time since their Americas end of year tour last year – head to Suva, Fiji, for their season opening match on Saturday, July 13. Both teams will then head to Rotorua to
face off again at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday, July 20.

New Zealand Rugby Board chairwoman Dr Farah Palmer said the two-match series was a an exciting match up and a great opportunity for both Māori and Fijian rugby fans to celebrate their identities.

Fiji Rugby is looking forward to hosting the Māori All Black here on the 13th of July at ANZ Stadium in Suva. It will be an ideal opportunity for fans to come in numbers and witness not only the Flying Fijians but also a powerful Māori All Blacks side.

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