Maori All Blacks name team

Flying Fijians Leone Nakarawa wins the lineout against Maori All Blacks at the ANZ Stadium in Suva . Picture: JONA KONATACI

MAORI All Blacks Head Coach Clayton McMillan has retained faith in the playing 23 that played Fiji in Suva last week, despite a disappointing 27-10 loss.

In addition to a few positional changes, the main switch in this week’s team sees five of last week’s reserves pick up starting positions in Rotorua this weekend.

 

Squad:

1: Ross Wright (Northland) – Ngati Whatua / Ngati Porou

2: Ash Dixon (Captain) (Hawke’s Bay/Highlanders) – Ngati Tahinga

3: Tyrel Lomax (Tasman/Highlanders) – Ngai Tuhoe / Muaupoko

4: Tom Franklin (Bay Of Plenty/ Highlanders) – Ngati Maniapoto

5: Pari Pari Parkinson (Tasman/Highlanders) – Te Whanau a Apanui

6: Reed Prinsep (Canterbury/ Hurricanes) – Te Rarawa

7: Mitch Karpik (Bay of Plenty/Chiefs) -Rongomaiwahine / Ngati Kahungunu

8: Whetukamokamo Douglas (Canterbury/ Crusaders) – Ngati Porou / Ngati Whakaue

9: Bryn Hall (North Harbour/ Crusaders) – Ngati Ranginui

10: Otere Black (Manawatu/ Blues) – Ngai Tuhoe / Te Whanau a Apanui / Ngati Tuwharetoa

11: Sean Wainui (Taranaki/ Chiefs) – Ngai Tuhoe/Te Aitanga a Mahaki/NgaArikikaiputahi/ Ngati Porou

12: Alex Nankivell (Tasman/Chiefs) -Ngapuhi

13: Rob Thompson (Manawatu/ Highlanders) – Ngati Kahungunu / Nga Rauru

14: Jordan Hyland (Northland) – Ngai Tahu

15: Shaun Stevenson (North Harbour/ Chiefs) – Ngapuhi

 

16: Nathan Harris (Bay Of Plenty/Chiefs) -Ngati Hikairo / Waikato Tainui

17: Haereiti Hetet (Waikato) – Ngati Maniapoto/Pouri Rakete-Stones (Hawke’s Bay) – Ngapuhi

18: Marcel Renata (Auckland/ Blues) – Ngati Whanaunga / Ngai Takoto

19: Isaia Walker-Leawere (Hawke’s Bay/ Hurricanes) – Ngati Porou

20: Akira Ioane (Auckland/Blues) – Ngapuhi / Te Whanau a Apanui

21: Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (Taranaki/Chiefs) – Ngati Pikiao

22: Fletcher Smith (Waikato/ Hurricanes) – Ngati Kahungunu

23: Teihorangi Walden (Taranaki/Highlanders) – Te Atiawa

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