Thursday 23 March 2017

Watch - The Maori All Blacks are having great fun in Limerick ahead of Munster clash at Thomond Park

Maori All Blacks James Lowe (left) and Akira Ioane (right)
Maori All Blacks James Lowe (left) and Akira Ioane (right)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

After losing to Ireland for the first time ever last Saturday, New Zealand rugby has a chance to gain a small measure of revenge when the Maori All Blacks take on Munster this Friday.

The southern province have a proud history against the All Blacks, becoming the first Irish side to beat them back in 1978 before running them close again in 2008.

The Maori side arrived in Limerick yesterday ahead of this week's clash at Thomond Park with a number of top players in tow.

Young talents such as Marty McKenzie, James Lowe and Akira Ioane will light up the Limerick rugby cathedral on Friday, but ahead of the game they have been getting acquainted with the local surroundings.

The players went on a bike tour, although one Facebook commeter alleged that they weren't entirely sure of the rules of the road in Ireland.

 

After that, Ioane got dressed up in a suit of armour as he threw down the gauntlet to Munster ahead of what should be a cracking battle on Friday night.

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