Story: Māori rugby – whutupaoro

New Zealand Māori in France

New Zealand Māori in France

New Zealand Māori play against a Lyon selection at the Stade de Gerland on 26 September 1926. New Zealand Māori won 14 of their 15 games in France, beating the national side. The French were greatly impressed by their style, which they adopted into their game.

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Malcolm Mulholland, 'Māori rugby – whutupaoro - Rugby union, 1910s to 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Malcolm Mulholland, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015