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Dixon re­tains cap­taincy of re­mod­elled Ma¯ori All Blacks squad

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There are also fournew­faces in a lot of peo­ple across our Can­ter­bury/cru­saders, Nga¯i Tahu, Reed the for­wards where 20-year-old com­mu­ni­ties in­newzealand and to Prin­sep, Can­ter­bury/hur­ri­canes, Te

Ra¯rawa, Liam Mes­sam, Waikato, Nga¯i Can­ter­bury prop Taimati Wil­liams is have the chance to rep­re­sent the

Tuhoe, Whetukamok­amod­ou­glas, Hawke’s Bay Mag­pies hooker Ash joined by Cru­saders and North Ma¯ori All Blacks in the heart of

Can­ter­bury/cru­saders, Nga¯ti Porou/nga¯ti Dixon has been namedto cap­tain the Har­bour loose for­ward Ethan Roots, Waikato-tainui and the Kin­gi­tanga for Whakaue, *Ethan Roots, North Har­bour/ Maori All Blacks in their one-of­fgame Bay of Plenty and Blues prop Kurt the only time in 2020 will be a huge Cru­saders, Nga¯ti Kahun­gunu again­st­moana Pasi­fika in Hamil­ton Ek­lund and South­land and hon­our for us as play­ers, our­wha¯nau Half­backs: Bryn Hall, North Har­bour/ next month. High­landers lock Manaaki Sel­byand our iwi.” Cru­saders, Nga¯ti Rang­inui, Te Toiroa

Tahu­ri­o­rangi, Bay of Plenty/chiefs, Nga¯ti The 24-strong squad in­cludes eight Rickit.

Thema¯ori All Blacks squad is (with Pikiao new­caps while for­mer All Black loosie One­player will be added to the

province, Su­per Rugby club, and iwi) * First five-eighths: Otere Black, Bay of Li­ammes­sam­re­turns to the side for squad in com­ing days. de­notes­new­caps Plenty/blues, Nga¯i Tuhoe/tewha¯nau a¯ the first time since the 2017 Bri­tish and “It’s an ex­cit­ing group and the eight Props: Josh Hoh­neck, Otago, Nga¯ti Apanui/nga¯ti Tu¯whare­toa, Fletcher Smith, Ir­ish Lions tour. new­caps bring­somegen­uine Manuhiri/nga¯ti Wha¯tua, Pouri RaketeWaik­ato/hur­ri­canes, Nga¯ti Kahun­gunu. Ne­whigh­landers coach Tony ex­cite­ment and en­ergy to the squad,” Stones, Hawke’s Bay/hur­ri­canes, Nga¯puhi, Mid­field: *Billy Proc­tor, Welling­ton/

Mar­cel Re­nata, Auck­land/blues, Nga¯ti Hur­ri­canes, Ngai Te Rangi/nga¯puhi, Brown has been namedto as­sist Bay of Plenty’s Mcmil­lan said. “There

Wha¯naunga/nga¯i Takoto, *Ta­maiti *Rameka Poi­hipi, Can­ter­bury, Nga¯ti Clay­ton Mcmil­lan on the coach­ing is a new­gen­er­a­tion ofma¯ori play­ers

Wil­liams, Can­ter­bury, Nga¯puhi. Whakaue, *Quinn Tu­paea, Waikato/chiefs, staff. com­ing through, but also there are Hook­ers: Ash Dixon (c), Hawke’s Bay/ Waikato/tainui.

Amongth­e­new caps in the squad somegreat lead­ers around them with High­landers, Nga¯ti Tahinga, *Kurt Ek­lund, Out­side backs: Sean Wainui, Taranaki/ are the young midfielder­s, Billy ¯Te­abay­of­plenty/blues,nga¯puhi.chiefs,nga¯ituhoe/ a vast amount of ex­pe­ri­ence.” itanga ama¯haki/ Proc­tor of Welling­ton, Quinn Tu­paea Dixon said the match against Locks: *Manaaki Selby-rickit, South­land/ Nga¯ Arikikaipu­tahi/nga¯ti Porou, Shaun

High­landers, Nga¯ti Raukawa, Isaia Walk­erSteven­son, North Har­bour/chiefs, Nga¯puhi, of Waikato and Rameka Poi­hipi of Moana­pasi­fika would be a spe­cial

Leawere, Hawke’s Bay/hur­ri­canes, Nga¯ti Jonah Lowe, Hawke’s Bay/hur­ri­canes, Can­ter­bury and Bay of Plenty full­back oc­ca­sion. Porou. Nga¯ti Pikiao, *Kaleb Trask, Bay of Plenty/ Kaleb Trask. “This year has been chal­leng­ing for Loose for­wards: Billy Har­mon, Chiefs, Nga¯puhi.

 ?? Photo / Getty Im­ages ?? Ash Dixon has great cap­taincy cre­den­tials.
Photo / Getty Im­ages Ash Dixon has great cap­taincy cre­den­tials.

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