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    Australian Maori threat to New Zealand Maori

    Maori threat to New Zealand

    3rd July 2008, 14:00 WST

    New Zealand Maori rugby coach Donny Stevenson has targeted Australia A’s potent midfield “Maori connection” of Morgan Turinui and Timana Tahu as the biggest threat to his side in Sunday’s Pacific Nations Cup decider at Sydney Football Stadium.

    Australia A holds a two-point lead over the Maori heading into the final round clash of the two unbeaten sides in the six-team tournament.

    Stevenson described the Australians as “pretty clinical” and said they played to their strengths, especially their very good backline.

    “They’ve got a Maori midfield there with Tahu and Turinui and they’ve got penetration out wide,” Stevenson said.

    “They’ve been playing very good for the balance of games and using their loose forwards.

    “It’s going to be a real exciting game because....

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    hmm that has me wondering, i wonder if australia could actually put forward a Maori side

    1. Troy Takiari
    2. Ole Avei
    3. Dayna Edwards
    4.
    5.
    6. Tamaiti Horua
    7. Poutasi Luafutu
    8. Leroy Houston
    9.
    10. Quade Cooper
    11. Francis Fainifo
    12. Timana Tahu
    13. Morgan Turinui
    14. Chris Siale
    15. Brendan Va'alu

    Bench:
    Charlie Fetoia, Peter Betham

    actually i dont know if half those blokes even have maori in them...

    maybe Australia could do Australian Polynesians vs. New Zealand Maori, that would be a interesting game.

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    Australian Polynesian Team-

    1. Salesi Ma'afu
    2. Tatafu Polota-Nau
    3. Dayna Edwards
    4. Sam Wykes?
    5. Dean Mumm
    6. Leroy Houston
    7. George Smith
    8. Wycliff Palu

    9. Will Genia
    10. Quade Cooper
    11. Lote Tuqiri
    12. Timana Tahu
    13. Morgan Turinui
    14. Digby Ioane
    15. Mark Gerrard

    16. Saia Faingaa
    17. Sekope Kepu
    18. Sitaleki Timani
    19. Tamaiti Horua
    20. Christian Lealiifano
    21. Tyrone Smith
    22. ???

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    drew mitchell ????

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    is mumm actually polynesian or was he just born in new zealand?
    he looks pretty white to me.

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    22: Dane Hewlett Petty ?

    Would make an interesting team for invitational sides to play - reckon we would see some good rugby out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOCC View Post
    is mumm actually polynesian or was he just born in new zealand?
    he looks pretty white to me.

    What's being born in NZ got to do with anything? Half the All blacks weren't born in NZ.

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    Mumm's very white. He moved over to Aus at 2 years old..

    Swap him out for Radike Samo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moses View Post
    Mumm's very white. He moved over to Aus at 2 years old..

    Swap him out for Radike Samo.
    Does that mean he would be darker if he had stayed in NZ longer?

    22. Josh Tatupu (NZ born Samoan) (he lived in NZ for quite a while so he's pretty dark!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thequeerone View Post
    22: Dane Hewlett Petty ?
    He's South African. Dramatically lengthens the odds of him being Polynesian or Maori.

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    is Dean Mumm whiter than Thomas or Scott Waldrom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    What's being born in NZ got to do with anything? Half the All blacks weren't born in NZ.
    Are you kidding me , do your homework Shasta the majority are NZ born.

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