15 Nov 2012

Maori All Blacks beaten by Leicester

1:16 pm on 15 November 2012

The Maori All Blacks have been beaten 32-24 by English club Leicester in their British tour opener.

Leicester led 26-17 at half-time.

The Maori scored three tries to two with Frae Wilson, Tim Bateman and Charlie Ngatai touching down for the tourists.

Their cause wasn't helped by having a player sin-binned in each half.

The result ends an eight-match winning streak for the Maori, their last loss was against the England Saxons in 2007.

The Maori's next match is against an RFU selection in Doncaster this weekend.

In other internations this morning Gloucester beat Fiji 31-29 and Newcastle beat Tonga 24-13.