Hosea Gear wins Maori sportsperson award
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The All Blacks are famous
for their "haka" (a Maori dance) before each
All Blacks are called finest and most consistently good
international rugby team. In 1884, the first Maori
touring team was called The Natives." Later names were "Maorilanders,,
"The New Zealanders" and "The Colonials." In 1905,
a newspaper labeled them "All Blacks" for their dark,
sable colored uniforms.]
Zealand: Last month, the
20th national Maori sports awards ceremony was held in Manukau.
All Black Hosea Gear has been named Maori sportsperson
of the year.
The 26-year-old wing was named:
The Albie Pryor memorial Maori sportsperson of the Year
Senior Maori sportsman at the 2010 Maori sports awards
Commonwealth Games gold medal for Rugby Sevens in Dehli this year.
The 1.88m, 100kg player also scored five tries in four
tests during the All Blacks backing black tour.
2010 Maori Sports Award RECIPIENTS
Pryor Maori sportsperson of the year:
(Ngati Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki) rugby
Senior Maori sportsman:
Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki) rugby
Senior Maori sportswoman:
Junior Maori sportsman:
Junior Maori sportswoman:
Dayna Maree Turnbull
Disabled Maori sportsperson: Cameron Leslie
Maori sports coach:
(Te Atiawa) rugby
Maori sports administrator:
Maori sports team:
Maori All Blacks
Maori sports media award:
"Beneath the Maori
(Ngati Porou, Ngai Tuhoe), Black
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