This is the New Zealand Māori team that played against the Springboks in 1921. It was captained by Parekura Tureia (Ngāti Porou) and managed by Ned Parata (Ngāi Tahu). A team list printed in a newspaper at the time states:
The following team will represent the New Zealand Maoris in the match with the Springboks at Napier tomorrow:
Full-back, T. Kuru; three-quarters, J. Blake, Barclay, Tapsell; five-eighths, Tureia and Peina; half-back, Mill; rover, Jacobs; forwards, Mitai, Kororiko, B. Gemmell, Grace, Garlick, Broughton, Te Whata. Reserves: Edwards, M. Blake, Tangitu, Carroll, and Ormond.
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