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Maori All Blacks Here

Maori All Blacks head coach Clayton McMillan said they were looking forward to the Saturday game for a long time.
10 Jul 2019 15:51
Maori All Blacks Here
The New Zealand Maori All Blacks team performs the Haka at the Nadi International Airport on July 9, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Playing against the Flying Fijians will be something special for New Zealand Maori All Blacks lock Isaia Walker-Leawere when the two sides clash at the ANZ Stadium in Suva this Saturday.

While it might also be a baptism of fire  for the 22-year- old, he is no stranger to the Flying Fijians outfit because he is the eldest son of former Flying Fijian lock and captain, Kele Leawere.

“Kele is my father. Playing for the Maori is good because I am playing both sides of the family,” he said.

“I am representing my mother’s side and playing against my father’s side is something special. We had a good preparation camp in Rotorua.”

He plays for the Hurricanes franchise  in the Super Rugby.

Maori All Blacks head coach Clayton McMillan said they were looking forward to the Saturday game for a long time.

“We know that Fiji has been playing really well for the past years. It is a huge challenge for the Maori All Blacks but we are ready for this one. We have a set of good and strong, experienced young guys.”

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