Māori All Blacks

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Māori All Blacks
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Union NZRU
Emblem(s) Silver fern
Coach(es) Clayton McMillan
Captain(s) Ash Dixon
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Team kit
First match
Flag of New Zealand.svg Hawke's Bay 0–5 New Zealand Natives Tino Rangatiratanga Maori sovereignty movement flag.svg
(23 June 1888)
Largest win
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia 3–111 New Zealand Māori Tino Rangatiratanga Maori sovereignty movement flag.svg
(9 June 2004)
Largest defeat
Tino Rangatiratanga Maori sovereignty movement flag.svg New Zealand Maoris 0–37 South Africa  Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg
(25 August 1956)
Official website
allblacks.com/Teams/Maori

The Māori All Blacks, previously called the New Zealand Māori, New Zealand Maoris and New Zealand Natives, are a rugby union team from New Zealand. They are a representative team of the New Zealand Rugby Union, and a prerequisite for playing is that the player has Māori whakapapa (genealogy). In the past this rule was not strictly applied; non–Māori players who looked Māori were often selected in the team. These included a few Pacific island players and a couple of African descent. Today all players have their ancestry verified before selection in the team.

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The team's first match was in 1888 against Hawke's Bay. This was followed by a tour of Europe in 1888 and 1889 where the team played their first games against national teams, beating Ireland in Dublin before losing to Wales and England. Their early uniforms consisted of a black jersey with a silver fern and white knickerbockers. The New Zealand Māori perform a haka—a Māori challenge or posture dance—before each match. The haka was later adopted by the New Zealand national team, the All Blacks, as were their black shirts. In 2001, the Māori first performed the "Timatanga" haka, which describes the evolution of life and the creation of New Zealand from the four winds.

Since being given official status in 1910, the New Zealand Maori have selected some of rugby union's great players, including fullback George Nepia who played 46 games for New Zealand from 1924 to 1930, halfback Sid Going who played 86 matches for his country and former New Zealand captain Tane Norton, who represented New Zealand in 61 games, including 27 tests, and later became president of the New Zealand Rugby Union.

History

Beginning

The New Zealand Natives' football team prior to playing Queensland in July 1889 New Zealand Natives football team black and white cropped.jpg
The New Zealand Natives' football team prior to playing Queensland in July 1889

The 1888–1889 New Zealand Native football team organised by Joseph Warbrick was the first overseas team to tour the Home Nations, where the team became the first New Zealand side to perform a haka during its match v Surrey, [1] and also the first to wear an all black uniform. It was a wholly private endeavour, not organised by the NZRU.

The first New Zealand Māori team given official status was selected in 1910. [1] That year the team toured New Zealand and Australia, playing a range of combined New Zealand provinces and Australian state teams. An American Universities squad was touring Australia at the same time and two fixtures were against the New Zealand Maoris. Both were played at Sydney and were won by the New Zealanders 14-11 and 21-3 respectively. In their 19 total matches played they won 12, drew 3 and lost 4 games.

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The team that toured to Europe in 1926–27

The New Zealand Maoris had not played a match outside New Zealand or Australia until 1926, when they undertook a European tour of France, England and Wales. They also played two games in New Zealand before they left, two more in Australia on the way, and also stopped in Sri Lanka for one game before travelling to France to start the European fixtures. On the return to New Zealand they stopped in Victoria, Australia for a final game in which they won 41–3. In all there were 40 games played. The New Zealand Maoris won 30 of those, drew 2 and lost 8. Full-back George Nepia remains the most notable player of that period. [1]

Māori players and South Africa

New Zealand has a long history of sporting contact with South Africa, especially in rugby union. Until the 1970s, this involved discrimination against Māori players, since the segregationist laws in South Africa for most of the twentieth century did not allow people of different races to play sport together. South African officials requested that Māori players not be included in teams which toured the country. Despite some of New Zealand's best players being Māori, this was agreed to, and Māori players were excluded from the first three tours of South Africa by New Zealand, in 1928, 1949 and 1960.

Nonetheless in the early period of apartheid, during their 1956 tour South Africa did play the Maoris in New Zealand. In April 2010 Muru Walters said that in 1956 Ernest Corbett, Minister of Māori Affairs, had told the team to deliberately lose to the Springboks "for the future of rugby". The Maoris lost 37–0. This was followed by Walters calling for the New Zealand government to apologise for the way it treated Māori rugby players. [2]

Professional era

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British & Irish Lions playing the New Zealand Māori in 2005

The professional era in rugby union began in 1995. The team lost only four of its 26 games played between 1994 and 2004, including beating England, Argentina, Scotland and Fiji. The Māori continued their winning form in 2004 beating the England Saxons in extra time in the final of the Churchill Cup in Canada.

One of their two annual tournaments is the Pacific Nations Cup, a competition involving the Pacific top national teams. From 2008 they replaced the Junior All Blacks, and they were undefeated champions, narrowly beating Australia A in the final game of the tournament. The Churchill Cup was another, which they won in 2004 and in 2006, defeating Ireland A and the USA in pool play in Santa Clara, California and Scotland A in the final in Edmonton, Alberta.

In 2005 the Māori beat the British and Irish Lions for the first time in an official match. Their preparations for this match caused them to withdraw from the 2005 Churchill Cup. In August 2012, the NZRU announced the Māori All Blacks would play three matches in the United Kingdom, including a fixture against Canada. Jamie Joseph was coach with assistance from Daryl Gibson. [3]

In matches in New Zealand in 2010 to mark one hundred years of the team, they defeated Ireland and England.

The team was renamed the Maori All Blacks in 2012, having previously been called the New Zealand Maori and New Zealand Maoris. Many members have gone on to play for New Zealand.

Haka

Performing the haka prior to their match against the United States in 2013 2013 Maori All Blacks tour of North America at PPL Park.jpg
Performing the haka prior to their match against the United States in 2013

One of the New Zealand Natives' legacies was the haka, a traditional Māori posture dance with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet, to the accompaniment of rhythmically shouted words; this was first performed during a match on 3 October 1888 against Surrey in England, United Kingdom. The haka was later adopted by the New Zealand national team, the All Blacks.

In 2001, the Māori first performed the "Timatanga" haka, which describes the evolution of life and the creation of New Zealand from the four winds. This was written especially for the New Zealand Maori team by team kaumātua (elder) Whetu Tipiwai. It tells the Maori story of the creation from the void, the nothingness, the darkness to what we have today. It also tells of a gathering of young warriors, young chiefs, young rugby players who are making a statement and setting aims, objectives and strategies to achieve matauranga (knowledge), whanaunatanga (unity) and taumatatanga (excellence).

Matches against international sides

New Zealand Māori matches against international sides, including the New Zealand Natives 1888 and 1889 tour. These results are only against full international sides, including the British and Irish Lions, but not against second national teams. [4]

Opposing TeamsForAgainstResultDateVenueCityCompetition
Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland 134Won1888-12-01 Lansdowne Road Dublin New Zealand Natives tour to British Isles
Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales 05Lost1888-12-22 St. Helen's Swansea New Zealand Natives tour to British Isles
Flag of England.svg  England 07Lost1889-02-16 Rectory Field Blackheath New Zealand Natives tour to British Isles
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 126Won1913-09-27 Alexandra Park Auckland Australia Tour Match
South Africa Flag 1910-1912.svg  South Africa 89Lost1921-09-07 McLean Park Napier South Africa Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2522Won1922-06-24 Royal Agricultural Showground Sydney Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1328Lost1922-06-26 Royal Agricultural Showground Sydney Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2322Won1922-07-08 Royal Agricultural Showground Sydney Tour Match
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1421Lost1922-08-19 Athletic Park Wellington Friendly
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2327Lost1923-06-16 Royal Agricultural Showground Sydney Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1621Lost1923-06-23 Royal Agricultural Showground Sydney Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1214Lost1923-06-25 Royal Agricultural Showground Sydney Tour Match
Flag of France.svg  France 123Won1926-12-26 Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Paris Tour Match
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1837Lost1929-10-02 Athletic Park Wellington Friendly
Flag placeholder.svg British Lions 1319Lost1930-07-09 Athletic Park Wellington British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 314Lost1931-09-09 FMG Stadium Palmerston North Australia Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 631Lost1936-09-23 FMG Stadium Palmerston North Australia Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 33Draw1938-08-20 Albert Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 511Lost1938-08-24 Albert Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 63Won1938-08-27 Albert Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 414Lost1939-09-16 Rugby Park Hamilton Fiji Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 200Won1946-09-25 Rugby Park Hamilton Australia Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 226Won1948-07-31 Albert Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 89Lost1948-08-04 Albert Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 146Won1948-08-07 Albert Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 123Won1949-06-04 Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 88Draw1949-06-11 Brisbane Exhibition Ground Brisbane Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 318Lost1949-06-25 Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney Tour Match
British and Irish Lions 914Lost1950-08-02 Athletic Park Wellington Lions Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 1421Lost1951-09-05 Athletic Park Wellington Tour Match
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2228Lost1952-07-26 Athletic Park Wellington Friendly
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 1219Lost1954-08-14 Churchill Park Lautoka Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 168Won1954-08-21 Buckhurst Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 96Won1954-08-24 Buckhurst Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa 037Lost1956-08-25 Eden Park Auckland South Africa Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 1336Lost1957-08-10 Athletic Park Wellington Fiji Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 817Lost1957-08-24 Carisbrook Dunedin Fiji Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1415Lost1958-06-14 Brisbane Exhibition Ground Brisbane Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 33Draw1958-06-28 Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 136Won1958-07-05 Olympic Park Stadium Melbourne Tour Match
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 268Lost1958-07-09 Eden Park Auckland Friendly
British and Irish Lions 612Lost1959-09-05 Eden Park Auckland Lions Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 1627Lost1960-05-21 Teufaiva Sport Stadium Nuku'alofa Tour Match
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 286Won1960-06-04 Apia Park Apia Tour Match
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 315Won1960-06-11 Apia Park Apia Tour Match
Flag of France.svg  France 53Won1961-07-29 McLean Park Napier France Tour Match
Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 269Won1964-07-25 Buckhurst Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa 39Lost1965-08-28 Athletic Park Wellington South Africa Tour Match
British and Irish Lions 1416Lost1966-08-13 Eden Park Auckland Lions Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 1926Lost1969-08-16 Lancaster Park Christchurch Tonga Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 619Lost1969-09-06 Eden Park Auckland Tonga Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 116Won1970-07-25 Lancaster Park Christchurch Fiji Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 99Draw1970-08-08 Eden Park Auckland Fiji Tour Match
British and Irish Lions 1223Lost1971-06-02 Eden Park Auckland Lions Tour Match
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 116Won1973-05-10 Apia Park Apia Tour Match
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 120Won1973-05-12 Apia Park Apia Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 311Lost1973-05-22 Teufaiva Sport Stadium Nuku'alofa Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 64Won1973-06-02 Buckhurst Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 93Won1973-06-09 Churchill Park Lautoka Tour Match
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 818Lost1973-08-08 Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua Friendly
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 249Won1974-08-17 Eden Park Auckland Fiji Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 3925Won1974-08-31 Athletic Park Wellington Fiji Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 2316Won1975-07-19 Rugby Park New Plymouth Tonga Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 377Won1975-08-02 Eden Park Auckland Tonga Tour Match
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 196Won1976-07-17 Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua Samoa Tour Match
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 248Won1976-07-24 Eden Park Auckland Samoa Tour Match
British and Irish Lions 1922Lost1977-07-13 Eden Park Auckland Lions Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 1913Won1979-05-19 Buckhurst Park Suva Tour Match
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 263Won1979-05-22 Apia Park Apia Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 269Won1979-05-25 Teufaiva Sport Stadium Nuku'alofa Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 229Won1980-08-30 Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua Fiji Tour Match
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa 1212Draw1981-08-25 McLean Park Napier South Africa Tour Match
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 1925Lost1982-11-13 National Stadium Cardiff Tour Match
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 663Won1982-11-20 Campo Central de la Ciudad Universitaria Madrid Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 284Won1983-06-06 Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua Tonga Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 524Won1983-06-13 Eden Park Auckland Tonga Tour Match
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2212Won1988-11-05 Instalaciones Deportivas La Cartuja Seville Tour Match
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 2917Won1992-10-10 National Stadium Raratonga Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 3310Won1992-10-24 Teufaiva Sport Stadium Nuku'alofa Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 3534Won1992-10-31 National Stadium Suva Tour Match
British and Irish Lions 2024Lost1993-05-29 Athletic Park Wellington Lions Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 3413Won1994-06-04 Lancaster Park Christchurch Fiji Tour Match
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 2815Won1996-06-14 Ericsson Stadium Auckland Samoa Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 2510Won1996-11-01 National Stadium Suva Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 2920Won1996-11-08 Teufaiva Sport Stadium Nuku'alofa Tour Match
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 3917Won1997-06-14 McLean Park Napier Argentina Tour Match
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 3420Won1997-08-21 Apia Park Apia Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 667Won1998-06-19 Lowe Walker Stadium Whangarei Tonga Tour Match
Flag of England.svg  England 6214Won1998-06-23 Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua England Tour Match
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 248Won1998-11-14 Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 5720Won1999-08-03 National Stadium Suva Tour Match
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 1815Won2000-06-17 Yarrow Stadium New Plymouth Scotland Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2941Lost2001-06-09 Sydney Football Stadium Sydney Tour Match
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 4324Won2001-06-26 Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua Argentina Tour Match
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2327Lost2002-06-15 Subiaco Oval Perth Tour Match
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 4712Won2003-06-02 North Harbour Stadium Albany Tonga Tour Match
Flag of England.svg  England 923Lost2003-06-09 Yarrow Stadium New Plymouth England Tour Match
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 6527Won2003-07-26 Kingsland Calgary Tour Match
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 309Won2003-08-02 York Stadium Toronto Tour Match
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 6931Won2004-06-12 Calgary Rugby Park Calgary Churchill Cup
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 2927Won2005-06-03 Albert Park Suva Tour Match
British and Irish Lions 1913Won2005-06-11 Waikato Stadium Hamilton Lions Tour Match
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 746Won2006-06-08 Buck Shaw Stadium Santa Clara Churchill Cup
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 5923Won2007-05-26 Franklin's Gardens Northampton Churchill Cup
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 209Won2008-06-07 North Harbour Stadium Albany Pacific Nations Cup
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 117Won2008-06-14 Churchill Park Lautoka Pacific Nations Cup
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 176Won2008-06-21 Waikato Stadium Hamilton Pacific Nations Cup
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6522Won2008-06-28 McLean Park Napier Pacific Nations Cup
IRFU flag.svg  Ireland 3128Won2010-06-18 Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua Centenary Series Match
Flag of England.svg  England 3528Won2010-06-23 McLean Park Napier Centenary Series Match
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 3219Won2012-11-23 Oxford University Oxford Tour Match
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 4015Won2013-11-03 BMO Field Toronto Tour Match
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2919Won2013-11-09 PPL Park Philadelphia Tour Match
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6121Won2014-11-01 Noevir Stadium Kobe Tour Match
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2018Won2014-11-08 Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium Tokyo Tour Match
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 2726Won2015-07-11 ANZ National Stadium Suva Fiji Tour Match
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 547Won2016-11-04 Toyota Park Chicago Māori All Blacks tour to Northern Hemisphere
British and Irish Lions flag with no Lion.svg  British and Irish Lions 1032Lost2017-06-17 Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 519Won2017-11-03 BC Place Vancouver Māori All Blacks tour to Northern Hemisphere
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5922Won2018-11-03 Soldier Field Chicago Māori All Blacks tour to America and South America
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 353Won2018-11-10 Estádio do Morumbi São Paulo Māori All Blacks tour to America and South America
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 730Won2018-11-17 Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo Las Condes Māori All Blacks tour to America and South America
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 1027Lost2019-07-13 ANZ National Stadium Suva Māori All Blacks and Fiji two-match series
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 2617Won2019-07-20 Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua Māori All Blacks and Fiji two-match series

Overall

AgainstPlayedWonLostDrawnWin %
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2200100.00%
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 18610233.33%
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1100100.00%
British and Irish Lions flag with no Lion.svg  British and Irish Lions 918011.11%
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 6600100.00%
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1100100.00%
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 1100100.00%
Flag of England.svg  England 422050.00%
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 30208266.66%
Flag of France.svg  France 2200100.00%
IRFU flag.svg  Ireland 2200100.00%
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3300100.00%
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 505000.00%
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 101000100.00%
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 2200100.00%
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 403100.00%
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2200100.00%
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 14104071.43%
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5500100.00%
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 202000.00%
Total1237642561.78%

Players

Current squad

On 24 November, Clayton McMillan named a 24-man squad for a one-match series against Moana Pasifika in December 2020. [5]

Note:Bold denotes players who have represented New Zealand, Caps correct as of 25 November 2020

Player Position Date of birth (age)CapsFranchise / province
Ash Dixon (c) Hooker (1988-09-01) 1 September 1988 (age 32)12 Hawke's Bay
Kurt Eklund Hooker (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 (age 29)0 Bay of Plenty
Josh Hohneck Prop (1986-01-06) 6 January 1986 (age 35)1 Otago
Pouri Rakete-Stones Prop (1997-06-17) 17 June 1997 (age 23)0 Hawke's Bay
Marcel Renata Prop (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 27)8 Auckland
Tamaiti Williams Prop (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 22)0 Canterbury
Manaaki Selby-Rickit Lock (1996-06-05) 5 June 1996 (age 24)0 Southland
Isaia Walker-Leawere Lock (1997-04-16) 16 April 1997 (age 23)5 Hawke's Bay
Whetu Douglas Back row (1991-04-18) 18 April 1991 (age 29)2 Canterbury
Billy Harmon Back row (1994-12-23) 23 December 1994 (age 26)3 Canterbury
Liam Messam Back row (1984-03-25) 25 March 1984 (age 36)6 Waikato
Reed Prinsep Back row (1993-02-17) 17 February 1993 (age 28)5 Canterbury
Ethan Roots Back row (1997-11-10) 10 November 1997 (age 23)0 North Harbour
Bryn Hall Half-back (1992-02-03) 3 February 1992 (age 29)5 North Harbour
Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi Half-back (1995-03-31) 31 March 1995 (age 25)3 Bay of Plenty
Otere Black First five-eighth (1995-05-04) 4 May 1995 (age 25)6 Bay of Plenty
Fletcher Smith First five-eighth (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 26)2 Waikato
Billy Proctor Centre (1999-05-14) 14 May 1999 (age 21)0 Wellington
Rameka Poihipi Centre (1998-10-14) 14 October 1998 (age 22)0 Canterbury
Quinn Tupaea Centre (1999-05-10) 10 May 1999 (age 21)0 Waikato
Jonah Lowe Wing (1996-05-09) 9 May 1996 (age 24)3 Hawke's Bay
Shaun Stevenson Wing (1996-11-14) 14 November 1996 (age 24)6 North Harbour
Sean Wainui Wing (1995-10-23) 23 October 1995 (age 25)4 Taranaki
Kaleb Trask Fullback (1999-01-27) 27 January 1999 (age 22)0 Bay of Plenty

Notable players

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Moana Pasifika

Moana Pasifika is a rugby union team made up of New Zealand-based players who identify with Pacific island nations, including Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, organised by the New Zealand Rugby Union.

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