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Maori All Blacks win big in Chicago


The Maori All Blacks ran in eight tries as they opened their November campaign with an emphatic 54-7 victory over the USA in Chicago on Friday.


James Lowe 2, Akira Ioane 2, Ash Dixon, Kane Hames, Brad Weber and Joe Royal scored the tries while Ihaia West and Marty McKenzie kicked goals.

Colin Cooper’s men were 28-0 ahead at the half-time break after Lowe’s brace and one each from Ioane and Dixon got them on the move at Toyota Park.

Things didn’t improve for the Eagles after the turnaround as Ioane went over before Todd Clever finally got USA on the board. It was their only crossing.

Hames, Weber and Royal then got over the whitewash before the end as the Maori All Blacks won to go into their meeting with Munster in good spirits.

The scorers:

For USA:
Try: Clever
Con: Holder

For Maori All Blacks:
Tries: Lowe 2, A Ioane 2, A Dixon, Hames, Weber, Royal
Cons: West 6, M McKenzie

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  1. Yew how about that Akira Ione… my favourite flanker in world rugby… huge… aggressive… hands… handoff… and quicker than the Orks in the Blitz Bokke!

    How is that Mitchell prowess going for now Cab?

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