Gibson-Park & Willison start for Maori All Blacks

Gibson-Park & Willison start for Maori All Blacks

New Blues recruits Jamison Gibson-Park and Jackson Willison have been named in the Maori All Blacks starting XV for their second match against the RFU Championship XV in Doncaster tomorrow morning.
Hooker Quentin MacDonald, another new face to the Blues in 2013, is on the bench.
The Maori All Blacks lost their tour opener against the Leicester Tigers 32 – 24 on Wednesday morning.
“We’re obviously disappointed with the loss earlier in the week against Leicester, but the players have moved on and they are very focused and committed to a winning performance,” Head coach Jamie Joseph said.

The Maori All Blacks team to play the Championship XV is:

1. Jacob Ellison
2. Hika Elliot
3. Ben Afeaki
4. Jarrad Hoeata
5. Romana Graham
6. Nick Crosswell
7. Tanerau Latimer (c)
8. Elliot Dixon
9. Jamison Gibson-Park
10. Willie Ripia
11. Declan O’Donnell
12. Tim Bateman
13. Jackson Willison
14. Kurt Baker
15. Trent Renata

Reserves:

16. Quentin Macdonald
17. Bronson Murray
18. Ben May
19. Jason Eaton
20. Shane Christie
21. Frae Wilson
22. Charlie Ngatai
23. Andre Taylor
Kickoff for the match is 12:05pm UK Time (1:05am Sunday NZT). The match will be broadcast live on SKY Sport 3 and The Rugby Channel with replays available tomorrow on Sky Sport 3, The Rugby Channel and Maori TV (Sunday 8:30pm).