November 13, 2012
England tour debut chance for Māori players
Tomorrow’s opening match of the Māori All Blacks tour to England will give 11 players the chance to wear the jersey for the first time.
Coach Jamie Joseph has named seven newcomers in his starting 15 against Leicester, including fullback Andre Taylor, wingers Kurt Baker and Kade Poki, centre Charlie Ngatai, halfback Frae Wilson, and loose forwards Elliot Dixon and Shane Christie.
There are four newcomers on the bench – winger Declan O'Donnell, halfback Jamison Gibson-Park, flanker Nick Crosswell and hooker Quentin MacDonald.
Bay of Plenty and Chiefs flanker Tanerau Latimer will captain the side.
The other tour matches are against an RFU Championship 15 in Doncaster and Canada in Oxford.
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