List of NZ Maori Players?

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  1. thehattrickrabbit

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    I am one that doesn't quite understand the Maori culture and what players are Maori? so could someone give me a list of players in the NRL who are maori by team please.

    Thanks
     
  2. Cloudsurfer

    Cloudsurfer Juniors

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    It's not listed in their profiles but pretty sure the following are NZ Maori

    Jesse Bromwich
    Kenny Bromwich
    Kevin Proctor
    Tohu Harris

    (Not sure but Matt Duffie looks to me as though he has some Maori blood but may not)

    Adam Blair is Maori but won't be there in 2012
    Elijah Niko (cowboys 2012) is also Maori I think but could be Cook Island Maori rather than NZ Maori, just going by his name. Stand to be corrected
     
  3. mean_maori_mean

    mean_maori_mean Juniors

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    Elijah Niko is tongan or samoan
     
  4. mean_maori_mean

    mean_maori_mean Juniors

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    Going by my name I think I might have to have a go
    There are plenty of a mixed with pacific island blood or even idig. aussie heritage
    I might have one of two wrong but pretty acurate.
    Feel free to add to it

    Go in NYC players and we would have a massive list

    Canberra
    Bronson Harrison

    Warriors
    NRL
    Kevin Locke
    Sam Rapira
    Steve Rapira
    Lewis Brown
    Lance Hohaia
    Elijah Taylor
    Russell Packer
    Matt Robinson

    Cowboys:
    Kalifa Faifailoa (also half tongan)
    James Tamou
    Jonathan Thurston (apparently)

    Brisbane:
    Corey Parker
    Cory Norman
    Gerard Beale
    Josh Hoffman

    Gold Coast:
    Clinton Toopi
    Bodene Thompson

    Roosters:
    Anthony Cherrington
    Sam Perret
    SKD
    JWH

    Bulldogs:
    Goodwin
    Greg Eastwood

    sOUTHS:
    Isaac Luke
    Roy Asotasi (part maori/samoan)

    Eels:
    Justin Horo
    Carl Webb (apparently)

    Melbourne:
    Chase Stanley
    Jesse Bromwich
    Kenny Bromwich
    Kevin Proctor
    Adam Blair
    Tohu Harris
    Matt Duffie

    Manly:
    Terrence Seuseu (I heard he is half??)

    St George:
    Jason Nightingale
    Kyle Stanley

    Penrith:
    Sandor Earl
    Sam McKendry

    Tigers:
    Benji
    Shirnack Brothers
     
  5. kiwileaguefan

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    Rangi Chase :sarcasm:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_M%C4%81ori_rugby_league_team

    Some times i struggle to know who is Maori or not and i am from NZ!! What i mean by that is some of the selections in Rugby and League for the NZ Maori is hard to believe! i.e Sam McKendry in League and Leon MacDonald in Rugby.

    Sometimes you think its just a NZ A side.

    If NZRL had the money then you would think they would send the NZ Maori side on a development tour.
     
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  6. Cloudsurfer

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    Melbourne:
    Chase Stanley
    Jesse Bromwich
    Kenny Bromwich
    Kevin Proctor
    Adam Blair
    Tohu Harris
    Matt Duffie

    Chase & Kyle may be part Maori on their mother's side perhaps??? but their famous reli Joe Stanley was a proud PI (samoan I think)
     
  7. Roy80

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    I think the all-stars game should be Indigenous vs Maori. I think the current format will fade out as who really supports the NRL allstars?

    We could have all of Australia behind the Aboriginals and all of NZ behind the Maoris. We would also have 2 teams playing with pride and passion for their race and culture, rather than just 1. For a sporting contest to become a great one, we need two sides to really buy into it. I think it could become massive. Would be two cracking teams aswell.
     
  8. Matt23

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    Timana Tahu
     
  9. The Observer

    The Observer Moderator Staff Member

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    Decent idea. Perhaps to maintain and increase the passion for players to represent the NRL All Stars, one thing that could be tried is that the NRL All Stars could be restricted to players eligible for the Kangaroos only? That way, the team would be a surrogate national team (minus the Indigenous players), and players would be trialling for the test team playing at the end of the year.

    An Aotearoa Maori versus NZ All Golds fixture could be staged on the same weekend as the All Stars game - the game in October 2008 was pretty good, but would be a really close contest if the Maori were given first choice (like the Indigenous All Stars). Furthermore, an Indigenous Dreamtime versus Aotearoa Maori game could still be staged post-season, as a curtain raiser to a Trans Tasman test (like the 2008 Welcome to the Country game).
     
  10. Roy80

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    Told ya
     
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  12. siv

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    This will be a long list as the NZ Maori's have played RL since 1908
     

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