Prepare yourself for battle against the British & Irish Lions with the 2017 All Blacks Maori Jersey. The Jersey is inspired by Mita Hikairo Mohi, a well-respected Maori figure who represented his country and culture across multiple sports and taught the art of traditional Maori weaponry. The cultural patterns on the Jersey feature the history and pride of the Te Arawa people and honours the thousands of young men who have had Mita Mohi’s knowledge and stories handed down to them at Wananga schools of learning on Lake Rotorua's Mokoia Island. The four-eyed head of the Taiaha (long handled wooden Maori weapon) on the back of the Jersey offers spiritual protection to the players, providing a watchful eye over the team at all times. The patterns on the Maori Jersey represent Whakapapa, a fundamental principle in Maori culture and the patterns connect to each player’s Whanau and Iwi, their family and people. The Maori Jersey represents the movement, strength, determination, power and speed of the Maori All Blacks team and will bring a sense of pride and belonging to your game day experience.