Maori All Blacks win well against Harlequins

Date published: November 16 2016

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The Maori All Blacks were comfortable winners in the fixture on Wednesday celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Premiership side Harlequins.

Chiefs wing James Lowe was a double try scorer for the touring side with back-to-back efforts for Colin Cooper’s side, who raced out into a 26-3 lead.

Ihaia West missed with the first penalty attempt of the night, whereas his opposite man Tim Swiel succeeded to give a young Harlequins side a 3-0 advantage.

The visitors responded however with two quick tries from Lowe, first exploiting an overlap before cutting his way through the Harlequins’ defence to double his tally. West converted both scores to make it 14-3.

Feeding off the momentum the Maori All Blacks then scored two tries in three minutes, with flanker Shane Christie followed over by Sean Wainui to make it 26-3 and seemingly settle the result.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: The Harlequins team face the Haka prior to the tour match between Harlequins and the Maori All Blacks at Twickenham Stoop on November 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 16: The Harlequins team face the Haka prior to the tour match between Harlequins and the Maori All Blacks at Twickenham Stoop in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

However the scored stayed to half-time and then well into the second half, as Harlequins hit back through a pick-and-go score from prop Dan Murphy to make it 26-10, which the score remained until the final whistle.

The scorers:

For Harlequins:
Try: Murphy
Con: Swiel
Pen: Swiel

For Maori All Blacks:
Tries: 
Lowe 2, Christie, Wainui
Cons: West 3

Harlequins: 15 Ruaridh Jackson, 14 Sam Aspland-Robinson, 13 Gabriel Ibitoye, 12 Henry Cheeseman, 11 Jonas Mikalcius, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Luc Jones, 8 George Naoupu, 7 Archie White, 6 Dan Leo (Guest), 5 Stan South, 4 Mark Reddish, 3 Adam Jones (c), 2 Joe Gray, 1 Dan Murphy
Replacements: 16 Charlie Piper, 17 Owen Evans, 18 Matt Shields, 19 Bill Harding (Guest), 20 Alex Bradley (Guest), 21 Josh Davies (Guest), 22 Luke Peters (Guest), 23 Alofa Alofa

Maori All Blacks: 15 James Lowe, 14 Ambrose Curtis, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Tim Bateman/Jason Emery, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Akira Ioane, 7 Shane Christie, 6 Whetu Douglas, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Leighton Price, 3 Ben May, 2 Ash Dixon (c), 1 Kane Hames
Replacements: 16 Joe Royal, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Marcel Renata, 19 Jacob Skeen, 20 Reed Prinsep,  21 Billy Guyton, 22 Otere Black, 23 Jason Emery/Marty McKenzie

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