Coach Colin Cooper said the 2015 squad was an exciting mix of experienced hands and promising young talent. It includes 13 players who took part in last year’s tour to Japan and three members of the successful New Zealand Under 20 team which won the recent World Championship title in Italy.
“This is a well-balanced side with some very experienced campaigners who have now played on several tours and know our systems well. I'll be expecting them to lead by example and show the new boys the high standards we expect.
“We have a proud record of success to uphold and I am sure this side will work hard to honour the great legacy of the Maori All Blacks,” said Cooper.
The squad will again be captained by Chiefs midfield back Charlie Ngatai.
The Māori All Blacks squad is:
Te Arawa/Ngāti Whatua o Orakei/Ngāpuhi
Bay of Plenty
Ngāti Whatua/Ngāti Manuhiri
Te Atihaunui a Paparangi/Ngāti Kurawhatia
Ngāti Porou/Nga Tai
Ngāi Tuhoe/Te Whānau-ā-Apanui/Ngāti Tuwharetoa
Ngāti Haua/Ngāti Maniapoto
Charlie Ngatai (c)
Ngāti Porou/Te Whānau-ā-Apanui
Ngāi Tuhoe/Ngāti Porou
Ngāi te Rangi/Ngāpuhi
Nga Ruahine/Te Atiawa
2014 Māori All Blacks squad members not available because of injury were; Tom Franklin, Mike Kainga, James Lowe, Sean Polwart, Dan Pryor and Joe Webber.
Māori All Blacks 2015 matches
Saturday 11 July v Fiji, ANZ National Stadium, Suva. Kickoff 3pm NZST
Saturday 18 July v New Zealand Barbarians, Eden Park, Auckland. Kickoff 7.35pm NZST
Watch the Māori All Blacks
Both matches will be live on SKY Sport
Tickets for New Zealand Barbarians match
Tickets for the New Zealand Barbarians match are available through Ticketmaster. Adults $30, children $10.