Maoris to tour England

Games against Leicester, Canada and a Championship XV

Last Updated: 30/08/12 6:09am

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The Maori All Blacks will tour England in November

The Maori All Blacks will tour England in November

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The Maori All Blacks have confirmed they will head to England in November for a three-match tour.

The Maori All Blacks will face a 'broad spectrum' of opposition with games against Leicester Tigers, Canada and a RFU Championship select XV.

The tourists will arrive in England on November 7 and take on Leicester at Welford Road six days later.

They will then face a Championship select XV - made up of English qualified players and coached by Mike Rayer, Liam Middleton and Diccon Edwards - on Saturday November 17 at Castle Park, Doncaster.

The Maoris will then complete their tour against Canada at Oxford University Sports Centre on Friday November 23.

New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew said: "The Maori All Blacks have been an important part of New Zealand's rugby history and this UK tour reflects a NZRU commitment to a meaningful programme for the Maori All Blacks."

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