Samoa punish All Blacks for using gross tactic stolen from Exeter
The Maori All Blacks are clearly taking a leaf out of the Gallagher Premiership by copying the caterpillar rucking technique. Honest to god, it’s like watching Exeter or something.
Anyway, so the Maori ALL BLACKS are doing this cowardly practice so Samoa decided to turn on the razzle-dazzle and destroy them.
The Māori All Blacks last played at Mt Smart Stadium when they hosted Manu Samoa in 1996. Today’s game marked the Māori All Blacks 125th international match.
This is the team that played the game.
The matchday 23 is as follows (Province/Super Rugby Club, and Iwi in brackets, debutants in bold).
Tamaiti Williams (Canterbury/Crusaders/Ngāpuhi)
Ash Dixon (Kāpene) © (Hawke’s Bay/Highlanders/Ngāti Tahinga)
Josh Hohneck (Otago/Highlanders/ Ngāti Manuhiri /Ngāti Whātua)
Manaaki Selby-Rickit (Bay of Plenty/Highlanders/Ngāti Raukawa/Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
Pari Pari Parkinson (Tasman/Highlanders/Te Whānau Apanui)
Reed Prinsep (Canterbury/Hurricanes/Te Rārawa)
Billy Harmon (Canterbury/Highlanders/Ngāi Tahu)
Whetukamokamo Douglas (Bay of Plenty/Crusaders/ Ngāti Porou/Ngāti Whakaue)
Sam Nock (Northland/Blues/Ngāpuhi)
Otere Black (Bay of Plenty/Blues/Ngāi Tuhoe/Te Whānau ā Apanui/Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
Sean Wainui (Bay of Plenty/Chiefs/Ngāi Tuhoe/Ngā Arikikaiputahi/Ngāti Porou)
Alex Nankivell (Tasman/Chiefs/Ngāpuhi)
Billy Proctor (Wellington/Hurricanes/Ngai Te Rangi/Ngāpuhi)
Jonah Lowe (Hawke’s Bay/Chiefs/Ngāti Pikiao)
Josh Ioane (Otago/Highlanders/Te Rārawa)
Kurt Eklund (Bay of Plenty/Blues/Ngāti Kahu)
Ollie Norris (Waikato/Chiefs/Ngāpuhi)
Marcel Renata (Auckland/Blues/ Ngāti Whānaunga/Ngāi Takoto)
Isaia Walker-Leawere (Hawke’s Bay/Hurricanes/Ngāti Porou)
Josh Dickson (Otago/Highlanders/Ngāi Tahu)
Bryn Hall (North Harbour/Crusaders/ Ngāti Ranginui)
Rameka Poihipi (Canterbury/Chiefs/Ngāti Whakaue)
Shaun Stevenson (North Harbour/Chiefs/Ngāpuhi)