2014 Māori All Blacks tour of Japan
|2014 Māori All Blacks tour of Japan|
|Date||1 – 8 November|
|Tour captain(s)||Charlie Ngatai|
|Top point scorer(s)||Ihaia West (31)|
|Top try scorer(s)||
Jason Emery (2)|
Nehe Milner-Skudder (2)
On 7 July 2014, it was announced by the New Zealand Rugby Union that the Māori All Blacks would play a three-match Asian Series, including two matches against the Japanese national team and a match against an invitational Asian Pacific Barbarians (APB) team - a side made up from top Asian and Polynesian players and coached by Tana Umaga. The APB match was set to take place at the newly opened National Stadium in Singapore, but due to concerns over the safety of the playing surface at the stadium, the match was cancelled on 21 October 2014. For Japan, the second a third meeting between the two teams goes ahead a scheduled with the 2013 tour coach Colin Cooper remaining as head coach.
|Japan||21–61||Māori All Blacks|
|Try: Penalty try (2) 25' c, 73' c
Lelei Mafi 52' c
Con: Goromaru (3/3) 27', 53', 73'
|Report||Try: Eves 7' m|
Emery (2) 20' c, 34' c
Polwart 23' c
West 46' c
Milner-Skudder 55' m
Ngatai 63' c
Lowe 76' c
Con: West (6/8) 21', 24', 35', 47', 64', 77'
Pen: West (3/5) 14', 17', 40'
|Japan||18–20||Māori All Blacks|
|Try: Yamada 38' m
Penalty try 47' c
Con: Goromaru (1/2) 48'
Pen: Goromaru (2/3) 54', 72'
|Report||Try: Taylor 16' c|
Milner-Skudder 22' m
Pryor 80' m
Con: West (1/2) 17'
Pen: West (1/2) 31'
Asian Pacific Barbarians
|Asia Pacific Dragons||Cancelled||Māori All Blacks|
Note: Caps, ages and clubs are to 1 November, pre first match.
Māori All Blacks
New Zealand Māori 27-man squad for the 2014 Japanese November Tour was announced on 21 October.
On 26 October, Nick Crosswell, Mitch Crosswell and Hayden Triggs were added to the squad to replace the injured Shane Christie, Liam Squire and Joe Wheeler respectively.
|Player||Position||Date of Birth (Age)||Club/province||Iwi|
|Ash Dixon||Hooker||10 September 1988 (aged 26)||Hawke's Bay||Ngāti Tahinga|
|Joe Royal||Hooker||31 May 1985 (aged 29)||Bay of Plenty||Te Arawa / Ngāti Whātua|
|Codie Taylor||Hooker||31 March 1991 (aged 23)||Canterbury||Ngāti Kahungunu / Muaūpoko|
|Nick Barrett||Prop||1 November 1988 (aged 26)||Auckland||Ngāti Kahungunu|
|Brendon Edmonds||Prop||28 November 1990 (aged 23)||Hawke's Bay||Ngāti Kahungunu|
|Chris Eves||Prop||11 December 1987 (aged 26)||Manawatu||Tainui|
|Mike Kainga||Prop||28 January 1991 (aged 23)||Bay of Plenty||Ngāti Kahungunu|
|Tom Franklin||Lock||11 August 1990 (aged 24)||Otago||Ngāti Maniapoto|
|Hayden Triggs||Lock||22 February 1982 (aged 32)||North Harbour||Ngāti Kahungunu|
|Joe Wheeler||Lock||20 October 1987 (aged 27)||Tasman||Ngāi Tahu|
|Shane Christie||Flanker||23 September 1985 (aged 29)||Tasman||Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi|
|Nick Crosswell||Flanker||3 April 1986 (aged 28)||Manawatu||Ngāti Porou|
|Sean Polwart||Flanker||14 April 1990 (aged 24)||Auckland||Ngāti Pūkenga / Ngāti Maru|
|Dan Pryor||Flanker||14 April 1988 (aged 26)||Northland||Ngāpuhi / Ngāti Pikiao|
|Mitchell Crosswell||Number 8||14 November 1988 (aged 25)||Taranaki||Ngāti Porou|
|Blade Thomson||Number 8||4 December 1990 (aged 23)||Taranaki||Ngāpuhi|
|Liam Squire||Number 8||20 March 1991 (aged 23)||Tasman||Ngāi Tahu|
|Elliot Dixon||Number 8||4 September 1989 (aged 25)||Southland||Ngāpuhi|
|Jamison Gibson-Park||Scrum-half||23 February 1992 (aged 22)||Taranaki||Ngāti Porou / Ngāi Tai|
|Chris Smylie||Scrum-half||22 March 1982 (aged 32)||Taranaki||Ngāti Mutunga|
|Marty McKenzie||Fly-half||14 August 1992 (aged 22)||Taranaki||Ngāti Tūwharetoa|
|Ihaia West||Fly-half||16 January 1992 (aged 22)||Hawke's Bay||Ngati Kahungunu / Ngāti Porou|
|Jason Emery||Centre||21 September 1993 (aged 21)||Manawatu||Ngāpuhi / Ngāti Maniapoto|
|Charlie Ngatai (c)||Centre||17 August 1990 (aged 24)||Taranaki||Ngāti Porou / Te Whanau-a-Apanui|
|James Lowe||Centre||8 July 1992 (aged 22)||Tasman||Ngāpuhi / Ngāi Te Rangi|
|Nehe Milner-Skudder||Wing||15 December 1990 (aged 23)||Manawatu||Ngāti Porou / Tapuika|
|Matt Proctor||Wing||26 October 1992 (aged 22)||Wellington/Hurricanes||Ngāi Te Rangi / Ngāpuhi|
|Joe Webber||Wing||27 August 1993 (aged 21)||Waikato||Ngāti Ranginui|
|Kurt Baker||Fullback||7 October 1988 (aged 26)||Taranaki/Highlanders||Ngāpuhi|
|Robbie Robinson||Fullback||22 August 1989 (aged 25)||Southland/Chiefs||Ngāti Tuwharetoa|
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.