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Maori All Blacks squad named for year-end tour

The Maori All Blacks squad to play in the USA, Brazil and Chile for their end of year tour, was confirmed on Tuesday. . The squad is assembling next week in the Bay of Plenty before their departure from Auckland International Airport next Sunday (October 28). 

The Maori All Blacks squad (with Iwi/tribe and Province) for the tour is (*denotes uncapped):

FORWARDS

Front Row

Chris Eves (Waikato / Tainui North) – Harbour
Tyrel Lomax (Ngai Tuhoe / Muaupoko) – Tasman
Ben May (Ngati Maniapoto / Waikato) – Hawke’s Bay
Marcel Renata (Ngati Whanaunga / Ngai Takoto) – Auckland
Ross Wright (Ngati Whatua / Ngati Porou) – Northland

Hookers
Robbie Abel * (Ngati Wai, Waikato-Tainui, Ngati Hine) – Auckland
Ash Dixon (captain) (Ngati Tahinga) – Hawke’s Bay
Locks
Jackson Hemopo (Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao / Ngai Tahu / Ngati Rangi / Ngati Apa ki te Ra To) – Manawatu
Pari Pari Parkinson * (Te Whanau a Apanui) – Tasman
Isaia Walker-Leawere * (Ngati Porou) – Wellington
Loose Forwards
Billy Harmon * (Ngai Tahu) – Canterbury
Akira Ioane (Ngapuhi / Te Whanau a Apanui) – Auckland
Mitchell Karpik * (Rongomaiwahine / Ngati Kahungunu) – Bay of Plenty
Hoani Matenga * (Rangitane / Te Whanau a Apanui) – Bay of Plenty
Reed Prinsep (Te Rarawa) – Canterbury
BACKS

Scrumhalves

Bryn Hall (Ngati Ranginui) North Harbour
Jonathan Ruru (Ngati Kahungunu / Rongomaiwahine) – Auckland
Brad Weber (Ngati Porou) – Hawke’s Bay

Flyhalves
Otere Black (Ngai Tuhoe / Te Whanau a Apanui / Ngati Tuwharetoa) – Manawatu
Joshua Ioane* (Te Rarawa) – Otago
Midfield backs
Matthew Lansdown* (Te Atiawa) – Waikato
Matt Proctor (Ngai Te Rangi / Ngapuhi) – Wellington
Rob Thompson (Ngati Kahungunu / Nga Rauru) – Manawatu
Teihorangi Walden (Te Atiawa) – Taranaki

Outside backs
Jonah Lowe* (Ngati Pikiao) – Hawke’s Bay
Nehe Milner-Skudder (Ngati Porou / Tapuika) – Manawatu
Shaun Stevenson (Ngapuhi) – North Harbour

Travelling as a replacement for the USA leg only, is Canterbury wing Caleb Makene, of Ngapuhi descent.

Maori All Blacks match schedule:

v USA
Soldier Field, Chicago, USA
Saturday, November 3

v Brazil
Estadio Do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Saturday, November 10

v Chile
Estadio San Carlos De Apoquindo, Las Condes, Chile
Saturday, November 17

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