Old Boy Makes Mori All Blacks

By RNZ | Posted: Thursday June 17, 2021

Highlanders and Otago loose forward Josh Dickson is set to make his Mori All Black debut in the squads two match series against Manu Samoa next month.

It will be the first time the sides have met since 2008, with matches in Wellington (June 26) and an exciting double header alongside the All Blacks and Tonga at Mt Smart in Auckland (July 3).

Josh Dickson's form, work rate and aerial skills have been recognised.

"Josh has been consistent performer throughout both Super Rugby for the Highlanders and NPC for Otago," said Māori All Blacks coach Clayton McMillan.

"He is highly regarded for his ability in the line out and has an established relationship with Ash, Pari Pari and Manaaki. Having combinations like this will be important when preparing for a short campaign.

Wishing Josh all the very best.