Bay of Plenty Times
Dixon retains captaincy of remodelled Ma¯ori All Blacks squad
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.