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Old 13th July 2022, 00:34     #1
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Wtf are the “Maori All Blacks”

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/mao...RYFXFMOB7UGOI/
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Old 13th July 2022, 15:46     #2
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The team is what it sounds like.

An all Māori whakapapa Rugby Union team

They've been around for a hell of a long time, though they used to be called "New Zealand Natives" or something like that.
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Old 13th July 2022, 16:21     #3
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No, I mean... when did the team "NZ Maori" get marketinged to "the Maori All Blacks"?

Not every player in the team is an All Black. Not every Maori player in the All Blacks plays in the team. It makes no sense unless you're just trying to sell merch.
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Old 13th July 2022, 16:23     #4
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Oh yeah, totally leaning hard into the All Blacks name
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Old 13th July 2022, 17:01     #5
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I thought that it must of changed recently but no ten years ago

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The team was renamed the Māori All Blacks in 2012, having previously been called the New Zealand Māori and New Zealand Maoris. Many members have gone on to play for New Zealand.
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Old 13th July 2022, 17:12     #6
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I thought that it must of changed recently but no ten years ago
Ten years ago? Fuck I'm out of touch.
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Old 13th July 2022, 17:42     #7
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The sevens team got renamed to the all black sevens too.
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Old 13th July 2022, 17:50     #8
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I presume we now have Women's All Blacks?
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Old 26th July 2022, 13:13     #9
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You might think so, but no, The Black Ferns haven't gone that route.
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Old 27th July 2022, 06:48     #10
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You might think so, but no, The Black Ferns haven't gone that route.
Luckily thats because they were named in a time when the teams were given unique names. Rather than just add ethnicity or gender to the beginning.


Don't know why they didn't call the Maori team Ōpango which is All Blacks in Maori (look I had to go to a Maori dictionary for that, so i assume that is correct)
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