A century of Maori rugby celebrated with new jersey
Wed, 02 Jun 2010 7:15p.m.
By Di O'Connell
The New Zealand Rugby Union has unveiled a new rugby jersey to mark 100 years of Maori rugby.
The jersey will be worn by the Maori team celebrating the anniversary of the first game in 1910, by returning to Rotorua to play Ireland on June 18.
New Zealand Maori captain Liam Messam today modelled the 'Te Ao Hou'– 'The New Dawn'.
Rugby Union Maori liaison Tiki Edwards says each jersey will be unique to each player.
"What they bring is their whanau, their family, and all the history into their jersey into their performance and they can do all Maori proud."
"The boys get their feeling for it," says Messam. "I had goosebumps when he was explaining it to me and just really looking forward to getting out there and putting on the jersey."
"It's not just out of our heads, it's from our ancestors that jersey is alive," says Edwards.
Part of the design has been incorporated into a new issue of stamps from New Zealand Post.
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16/12/2011 8:50:54 p.m.
stacey teiho wrote:
hi i just wanna know where you can purchase these mean maori mean tops im buying for the whanau in aussie they wanna show off
3/12/2010 11:07:59 a.m.
Ae Tino ataahua, pai te whakaro o te kaupapa mo te kapa maori. Who did the printing for the shirts?
22/07/2010 9:55:17 p.m.
i really need to have one.i'm from fiji so can someone tell me how can i get it.i'm willing to pay any price
25/06/2010 10:49:31 p.m.
Well done Burkey!! As always, an amazing design!! Tino ataahua tou mahi!!
19/06/2010 2:37:17 a.m.
Tumeke Jersey, I want one, to bring back to Iraq and show the rest of the bruthers wat we have back home in AOTEAROA!! how much to buy one cuz??? I will walk with pride wearing that all ova the world!!
15/06/2010 4:49:24 p.m.
Sue D wrote:
Hi Goldenfox, amazing jersey, just got one online. Try Stirling sports, don't know how many they have - good luck.
13/06/2010 9:32:06 a.m.
Ty Williams wrote:
I got mine from Rebal Sport. You should be able to purchase them on-line. Costly though :-(
12/06/2010 5:20:06 p.m.
mean maori mean jersey how do we order one.good luck NZ MAORI's
10/06/2010 9:16:10 p.m.
yes they r amazing. i'm in oz hw can i get one. kia kaha maori's!!!
8/06/2010 12:09:39 a.m.
Looks amazing!Where can we buy them? I am in the UK and would love to get one of those jerseys!
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