Seven changes to Maori All Blacks team

Last updated 12:49 17/11/2012
Maori All Blacks
Getty Images
DOWN AND OUT: Andre Taylor is tackled by Leicester's Louis Deacon.

Relevant offers

International

Dan Carter's French club loses key European game Brian O'Driscoll doubts Dylan Hartley can lead the Lions after 'mindless' red card Liam Napier: Warren Gatland assembles underwhelming British & Irish Lions coaching team Kiwi-born England captain Dylan Hartley sent off as Northampton beaten by Leinster in European Cup Former Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder: 'England has more talent than NZ' Eddie Jones believes England will benefit from Steve Borthwick's Lions role Craig Joubert quits test rugby for referee coaching role Andy Farrell, Rob Howley and Steve Borthwick join Gatland's Lions coaching team A World XV: The best players of 2016 - and they aren't all All Blacks British and Irish Lions rugby coach Warren Gatland to finalise coaching staff

Maori All Blacks coach Jamie Joseph has made seven changes to the side to play overnight from the team that lost 32-24 to the Leicester Tigers during the week.

Trent Renata, Jacob Ellison, Romana Graham, Nick Crosswell, Jamieson Gibson-Park, Declan O'Donnell and Jackson Willison all move into the starting side for the game against an RFU Championship XV team.

"We're obviously disappointed with the loss earlier in the week against Leicester, but the players have moved on and they are very focused and committed to a winning performance," Joseph said.

Maori All Blacks: Jacob Ellison, Hika Elliot, Ben Afeaki, Jarrad Hoeata, Romana Graham, Nick Crosswell, Tanerau Latimer (c), Elliot Dixon, Jamieson Gibson-Park, Willie Ripia, Declan O'Donnell, Tim Bateman, Jackson Willison, Kurt Baker, Trent Renata.  Reserves: Quentin Macdonald, Bronson Murray, Ben May, Jason Eaton, Shane Christie, Frae Wilson, Charlie Ngatai, Andre Taylor.

The match kicks off at 1.05am Sunday (NZT) at Castle Park in Doncaster. 

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the better Springboks lock?

Bakkies Botha

Victor Matfield

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content