July 07, 2014
Maori All Blacks to clash with Japan
The Maori All Blacks are off to Asia in November for two matches in Japan, as well as their first ever match in Singapore.
New Zealand Maori Rugby Board chair Wayne Peters says the fact the Rugby World Cup will be played in Japan in 2019 is raising the profile of the code in that country.
The team will take on Japan in Kobe on November 1 and Tokyo a week later.
On November 15 at Singapore’s new National Stadium they will play the Asia Pacific Dragons, an invitation side of top Asian and Polynesian players coached by former All Black captain Tana Umaga.
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