mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Voting open for Indigenous v Maori All Stars game
NRL.com
Mon 2 Dec 2019, 04:26 PM

Rugby league fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to voting options for who they want to see in action in the 2020 Indigenous v Maori All Stars fixture on February 22.
The match returns to the Gold Coast's Cbus Super Stadium for the first time since 2015 and for the second year running the format will feature men's and women's Indigenous teams taking on their New Zealand Maori counterparts.

Voting is open for fans to have their say on who should feature in the men's fixture, with Indigenous coach Laurie Daley and Maori coach David Kidwell to have final say in the make-up of the sides.

The halves are one of the areas where there will be several stars vying for the two berths in each team with the likes of Cody Walker, Tyrone Peachey, Jack Wighton, Ash Taylor and Connor Watson in contention for the Indigenous team while Benji Marshall, Kalyn Ponga, Kodi Nikorima and Dylan Brown among the playmaking candidates for the Maori line-up.

The Maori side will be hunting for revenge after being swamped 34-14 at AAMI Park earlier this year as an all-NSW three-quarter line of Josh Addo-Carr, Blake Ferguson, Latrell Mitchell and James Roberts ran amok.

The Maori Women edged out Indigenous Women 8-4 in the first match of the double-header.

"This is a great way for fans to have input into the selection of the All Stars teams," said the NRL's senior manager Indigenous strategy Mark Deweerd.

"It's a unique opportunity they don't get at any other time of the year and allows them to influence the way coaches think and the type of football they'd like to see played.

"Fans' preferred teams will be provided to both coaches who will use that to come up with the final squads of 20 based on the balance of players across the various positions."

 
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Bushman

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Aug 12, 2016
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Some hard choices there good Maori have a good squad to choose from.
Actually voted Adam Blair in...despite his warriors form actually goes alright at international level for some reason, though Kidwell is the coach so um yeah
 

Akkerz

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Jun 22, 2012
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Some hard choices there good Maori have a good squad to choose from.
Actually voted Adam Blair in...despite his warriors form actually goes alright at international level for some reason, though Kidwell is the coach so um yeah
Went to the game in Melbourne in Feb. Basically as a league match It was a waste of time & money although the teams meet & greet in Federation Square was great. Got to talk to players from all teams and it was a very friendly set up. We had a great time there.
The actual game & the way it was delivered was just a publicity stunt to get more indigenous kids into R L. Many fans of both sides were angry & quite a few left before half time.
 
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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Some hard choices there good Maori have a good squad to choose from.
Actually voted Adam Blair in...despite his warriors form actually goes alright at international level for some reason, though Kidwell is the coach so um yeah
Didnt vote for any Warriors players cause I dont want to see them getting injured but I did vote for Adam Blair. Go figure 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️...
 

Uncmase

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Mar 12, 2016
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How the heck is Nas up for selection!? Must of had a Te Reo Maori teacher at school and thats how he qualifies? We do need him. But id rather get smashed by this gun indigenous team using Blair , Beale & co. Than having to get help from our big poly cuzzies lol.
 
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Stone

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May 19, 2012
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How the heck is Nas up for selection!? Must of had a Te Reo Maori teacher at school and thats how he qualifies? We do need him. But id rather get smashed by this gun indigenous team using Blair , Beale & co. Than having to get help from our big poly cuzzies lol.
Samoan father ... Maori / Pakeha mother ... Samoan surname obviously comes from the father
 

Akkerz

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Jun 22, 2012
897
The edge of insanity
It's a great gesture and we hope this lad & his family get through this. Be strong & stay focused on your dreams young man , not on their actions of the bullies.. Bullying those with deformities or disabilities is unacceptable but somehow considered entertainment for some of today's youth.
I speak from personal experience having birth defects. Fortunately I too had strong family support and life turned out not too bad. In fact it's pretty good!!
 

enterthewarrior

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Mar 9, 2013
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There is no place for bullies in this world. Someone could teach him how to defend himself with a few basic moves. He can use his larger than normal head(not mocking him) to headbut the fuckers and then a knee or kick to finish them off.
 

Uncmase

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Mar 12, 2016
1,142
Samoan father ... Maori / Pakeha mother ... Samoan surname obviously comes from the father
Yeah bro. Samoan Father , Irish/Maori mother. His Wiki is updated. It use to be just Maori & Irish.
 

playdaball

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Apr 23, 2012
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That indigenous ‘haka’ was interesting.

I hope a bigger crowd turns up for the men’s game.

The Māori #3 did well to bust through 5 tackles but a shocking Conversion. She’s missed 3 tackles to date and ...
 
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tajhay

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Mar 30, 2012
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There are some big bodies in the maori women's team!
 

playdaball

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Apr 23, 2012
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Looking forward to seeing Curran and T.... Brown
 
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BiggerD

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May 15, 2012
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I play Horde in World of Warcraft & we do not like dwarfs
They are our enemy & we used to toss them in pubs
That young dwarf has fangs as well

But go the Maori fellas
Kia Kaha
 
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gREVUS

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i thought the aboriginal dance has come a long way but, kiwis still own the haka
 
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