Maori All Blacks too strong for Championship XV

Frae Wilson of New Zealand Maori All Blacks scores a try during the RFU Championship XV and New Zealand Maori All Blacks. Photo / Getty Images.
Frae Wilson of New Zealand Maori All Blacks scores a try during the RFU Championship XV and New Zealand Maori All Blacks. Photo / Getty Images.

The New Zealand Maori have bounced back from their opening loss to thrash a Championship XV 52-21 in Doncaster.

The Maori were well beaten by English club side Leicester in their first game but quickly found their rhythm today, scoring eight tries to two in the victory.

Coach Jamie Joseph had made seven changes to his team, who built on the two first-half tries scored by Kurt Baker and Hika Elliot to run in six more by Declan O'Donell, Trent Renata, Elliot Dixon, Frae Wilson, Romana Graham and Jackson Willison.

NZ Maori 52 (Declan O'Donnell; Kurt Baker, Hika Elliot, Trent Renata, Elliot Dixon, Frae Wilson, Romana Graham, Jackson Willison tries; Willie Ripia 5 con; Renata con) bt Championship XV 21 (Dante Mama, Rhys Cranetries tries; Tristan Roberts con, 3 pen)

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