Te Tini a Maui Maori (TTaM) Rugby are pleased to announce the following players to trial for the NZ Maori under 18’s in Rotorua on the 17th-20th July 2016.
TTaM will convene at camp over those days, to trial against both Te Hiku o te Ika U18’s (Northern Maori) and Te Wai Pounamu U18’s (Southern Maori).
The primary objective of this trial will be to provide an aspirational pathway for young Maori rugby players to reach their true potential. A New Zealand Maori U18’s team will be selected an announced to due course to play a series of fixtures. Those fixtures and dates are still to be confirmed. Again, congratulations to the following players and management team.
1. Tanara Haenga Te Upoko o te Ika (Wellington)
2. Rhys Reiri Wairarapa
3. Chandlar Hayward-Kingi Taranaki
4. Te Whero Werahiko Te Upoko o te Ika (Wellington)
5. Treden Winterburn Manawatu
6. Jarrod Harawera Te Upoko o te Ika (Wellington)
7. Te Anini Pardoe Manawatu
8. Tobais Stark Taranaki
9. Fabian Kahaki Te Upoko o te Ika (Wellington)
10. Grayson Whitman Te Upoko o te Ika (Wellington)
11. Josh Thompson Taranaki
12. Dustin Wawatai Horowhenua-Kapiti
13. Lachlan Blackstock Manawatu
14. Caleb Martin Horowhenua-Kapiti
15. Brandon Naera Te Upoko o te Ika (Wellington)
16. Jed Te Aho Manawatu
17. Tom Lynn Te Upoko o te Ika (Wellington)
18. Ethan Turner-Hui Te Matau a Maui (Hawkes Bay)
19. Logan Flutey Te Matau a Maui (Hawkes Bay)
20. Patore Third Manawatu
21. Mitch Miller Whanganui
22. Cody Hemi Whanganui
23. Tobais Manuel Manawatu
Coaches. Roger Graham (Wairarapa), Alan Davis (Whanganui) Cornell Mason (Whanganui)
Managers. Damian Peeti (Manawatu), Val Morrison (Horouta- East Coast), Junior Wihongi (Horouta- East Coast) and Kaumatua Binny Andrews (Te Upoko o te Ika- Wellington).
More details will follow over the next couple of days.