THE NEW Zealand Maori will undertake a three-match tour of England in November, with Jamie Joseph to once again coach the side.
The famous native team will take on Aviva Premiership runner-up Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on November 13, an RFU Championship XV at Castle Park on November 17 and Canada at Oxford University on November 23.
Joseph will once again be assisted by Daryl Gibson. The pair coached the New Zealand Maori during its unbeaten centenary series in 2010.
Joseph says he is excited at the prospect of leading the team.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Maori players in New Zealand and in this year’s Super Rugby competition, and already in the ITM Cup, we have seen some great talent in action.
“I’m very proud of my own Maori heritage and I am looking forward to the privilege of coaching this team.”
The New Zealand Maori will arrive in England on November 7.
NZ MAORI TOUR SCHEDULE
v Leicester Tigers, November 13, Welford Road, (November 14, 8.30am NZT)
v RFU Championship XV, November 17, Castle Park, (November 18, 1.30am NZT)
v Canada, November 23, Oxford University Sports Centre, (November 24, 8.30am NZT)
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