25 Jun 2021

Māori All Blacks vs Samoa game about more than just rugby

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 25 June 2021

Saturday's rugby game between the Māori All Blacks and Samoa in Te Whanganui-a-Tara is more than just an on-field clash for many of the players.

While the game will be played without fans it will still have a big impact on the players.

For some of the Māori players it might be the highest honour they achieve and it also gives them another chance to connect with their heritage.

For Samoa it's a chance for the side to get together, something that doesn't happen often enough.

Barry Guy filed this report.