THE Queensland Nga Hau E Wha Maori Rugby League tournament was held on the weekend on October 4-5 in Kingscliff and from this, the Queensland Nga Hau E Wha Maori rugby league representative team was selected to play the NZ Maori rugby league team.

The NZ Maori team are touring Queensland this week – and on Saturday will play a game against the Queensland Murri Men’s side at the inaugural Murri Queensland Indigenous versus New Zealand Maori carnival at Wynnum Manly.

Find out more about the tournament here: Wynnum to host historic carnival

Before Saturday’s game, the will also play a match against the Queensland Nga Hau E Wha Maori rugby league team this Wednesday night (October 15) at Deception Bay JRLFC. Kick-off is at 7.30pm.

For more information, download the flyer here: Queensland Nga Hau e Wha Maori v NZ Maori

The Queensland Maori side will be captained by Intrust Super Cup Sunshine Coast Falcons player Jaz Nahu-Main.

Queensland Nga Hau e Wha Maori side:

1. Ihaka Watene
2. Dylan Hawea
3. Kahi Harawira
4. Caine Kaleopa
5. Tyrone Sturda
6. Arthur Brown
7. Shane Higgins
8. Fabian Soutar
9. Jordan Mitchell
10. James Crombie
11. Jesse Malcom
12. Jaz Nahu-Main (c)
13. Ash Harawira
14. Shannon Rupapare
15. Willy Raston
16. Hayden Davies
17. Jordan Smith
18. Marcus Barber
19. Dion Tamata
20. Cody Kennedy
21. Nathan Wilson
22. Jerico Cecil
23. Bronson Tahiti
24. Tyler Papuni 

NZ Maori side:

Josh Ailoamai (St George Illawarra Dragons NSW Cup)
Delane Ashby (North Queensland Cowboys Holden Cup)
Kenny Bromwich (Melbourne Storm NRL)
Kenny Edwards (Parramatta Eels NRL)
Willy Heta (Aubrey Thunder Group 9)
Kurt Kara (Sydney Roosters NSW Cup)
Zebastion Luisi (Howick Hornets Auckland Fox Memorial)
Thyme Nikau-Dow (Maitland Newcastle)
Rulon Nutira (Gundegai Group 9)
Apirana Pewhairangi (Parramatta Eels NSW Cup)
Dan Pou-Tamou (South Logan Intrust Super Cup)
Jay Pukepuke (Papanui Tigers Canterbury)
Brendon Tago (Narrabri Group 4)
Zane Tetivano (Wyong Roo’s NSW Cup)
Bodene Thompson (West Tigers NRL)
Kainga Turner (Norths Devils Intrust Super Cup)
Steve Waetford (NZ Warriors NSW Cup)
Tama Koopu (Maitland Newcastle)