Topic: Rugby

Māori All Blacks re-think game plan before clash with Barbarians

By Tamati Tiananga

Māori All Blacks to re-think game plan ahead of the NZ Barbarians clash.

The Māori All Blacks are desperate to put out a near perfect performance on Saturday after their below average outing against Fiji only just winning 27-26.

Māori All Black hooker Ash Dixon says they need to get it right this week.

A second half fight win over Fiji in Suva maintained their 19-match win streak, but Dixon admits it was tough. 

Lack of intensity in defence and errors made things hard for the side.

The side returned to New Zealand last night and had their first session today, Joe Moody believes the side can get back on track this week.

Like Joe Moody, Tawera Kerr-Barlow joined the All Blacks and has returned to fulfil his duty with the Māori All Blacks ahead of Saturday.

Ben May is away on leave and is expected to return to camp on Thursday, Moody says this won't disrupt the side's preparations.  The team will be named on Thursday.

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