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This Electric New Zealand Maori Backline Could Tame The Lions

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20: Otere Black of the Hurricanes in action during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Cheetahs at Westpac Stadium on May 20, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The logjam of talent available for the All Blacks among the backs means that some incredibly talented players will miss out on Steve Hansen’s squad selection for the Lions Tests, which is to be named on June 8. However, many of those players will get a chance to press their Test claims as part of the New Zealand Maori team, …

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Which New Zealand Super 18 Backline Will Be The Strongest In 2017?

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26: Nehe Milner-Skudder of the Hurricanes is tackled during the round one Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at GIO Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The five New Zealand Super 18 franchises have just named their squads and some contrasting and truly terrifying looking backlines will take the field in the 2017 season. In backlines brimming with speed, power and skill, the question is: which one is shaping up as the most dangerous? We take a look at the most likely starting options for each …

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Watch: James Lowe Finishes Brilliant Kick-Chase Try For Māori All Blacks

Māori All Blacks winger James Lowe bagged two tries in New Zealand’s 54-7 win over the USA in Chicago on Friday night. Lowe had scored just one try in six games for Tasman in this season’s National Provincial Championship but managed to bounce back to form for the Māori All Blacks on Friday notching a brace including this spectacular kick-chase try. With the USA …

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