Moment's silence at All Blacks test for Maori Queen

A moment's silence will be observed at the All Blacks match in Auckland tomorrow in honour of the Maori Queen.

The All Blacks will also wear black armbands in the Test against Australia at Eden Park.

Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, the Maori Queen, died on Tuesday night.

New Zealand Rugby Union chairman Jock Hobbs said: "The NZRU and All Blacks join Maoridom and the rest of New Zealand in remembering Dame Te Ata. She was a much-loved and hugely respected woman and our thoughts are with her family and people at this time."

The moment's silence will be observed prior to the national anthems. Kick-off is at 5.30pm.

A moment's silence will also be observed prior to Waikato's Air New Zealand Cup match against Otago in Dunedin on Saturday afternoon.


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