New Zealand Maori coach Clayton McMillan has named his side to face Moana Pasifica in Hamilton on Saturday 5th December, 7.05pm. The match 23 features eight debutants, and former All Black Liam Messam at number eight, while prop Josh Hohneck has not played for the side since 2015.
Lock Manaaki Selby-Rickit, midfielders Quinn Tupaea and Billy Proctor, and fullback Kaleb Trask will debut for the starting side, while hooker Kurt Eklund, prop Tamaiti Williams, loose forward Ethan Roots and midfielder Rameka Poihipi will start off the bench.
Māori All Blacks:
Kaleb Trask, Shaun Stevenson, Billy Proctor, Quinn Tupaea, Sean Wainui, Otere Black, Bryn Hall, Liam Messam, Billy Harmon, Whetukamokamo Douglas, Manaaki Selby-Rickit, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Marcel Renata, Ash Dixon (c), Josh Hohneck.
Kurt Eklund, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Tamaiti Williams, Ethan Roots, Mitchell Karpik, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Rameka Poihipi, Jonah Lowe.
Stephen Perofeta, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Fetuli Paea, Vince Aso, Salesi Rayasi, Josh Ioane, Folau Fakatava, Pita-Gus Sowakula, Alamanda Motuga, Marino Mikaele-Tu'u, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Michael Alaalatoa (C), Leni Apisai, Daniel Lienert-Brown.
Samisoni Taukie'aho, Jordan Lay, Sione Mafileo, Samipeni Finau, Nasi Manu, Dwayne Polataivao, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Etene Nanai-Seturo.