Rugby

Maori All Blacks beat Canada

2012-11-24 09:33
Willie Ripia (Getty Images)

Oxford - The Maori All Blacks overcame a sin-binned player in each half to defeat Canada 32-19 at Oxford University on Friday.

In a lacklustre but testy match, the Maori scored two tries to one plus 22 points from the boot of flyhalf Willie Ripia.

The match closed the British tours for both teams.

The Maori began with a loss, their first in five years, to English club Leicester, then beat an English Championship XV. Canada rebounded from a 42-12 loss to Samoa by dismantling Russia 35-3. But the Canadians couldn't stop their fourth straight loss to the Maori.

The Maori practically began the match with 14 men, with lock Romana Graham yellow-carded for a high tackle. They still led 9-0 within 15 minutes from three Ripia penalties. The referee had to be replaced after hurting his leg, and by half-time wing Andre Taylor dotted down and the Maori led 19-9.

Another high tackle cost midfielder Tim Bateman time in the sin-bin, but once again Canada failed to capitalise. Ripia extended the Maori lead to 25-9 before Canada finally crossed through replacement prop Ray Barkwill to close within six points. But in the last minute the Maori gave centre Charlie Ngatai an overlap to score.

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