Te Karere – History of the Maori All Blacks: 1950 - 14 Against 15
Tuesday 13 Jun
The second encounter between the Maori All Blacks and the Lions was in 1950. 40,000 fans pack into Athletic Park, Wellington for the mid week game. Like the first encounter 20 years before at the same ground, the tourists establish an early lead, only for the Maori to fight their way back into the game. But just before halftime, the Maori All Blacks chances are dashed when a key player is injured and they're forced to play the rest of the match with 14 men.