Pacifics Contribution to the All Blacks Legacy

As All Blacks selectors Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox name a mixture of experience and new talent for the three Steinlager Series Tests against Wales, time is right to look at the past contributions of Pacific Islanders who have enriched the all-conquering All Blacks legendary history.

Samoans

1) Sonny Bill Williams - born in Auckland, debut 2010

2) Ma'a nonu - born in Wellington, debut 2003

3) Jerome Kaino - born in American Samoa, debut 2006

4) Frank Bunce - born in Auckland, debut 1992, played for both Samoa and All Blacks like Michael Jones

5) Michael Jones - born in Auckland, debut 1987, some say was even better than Richie McCaw

6) Bryan Williams - born in Auckland, debut 1970, popularly known as grandfather of Kiwi-Samoan rugby

7) Peter Fatialofa - born in Auckland, debut 1988, put Samoa on the rugby map

8) Tana Umaga - born in Lower Hutt, debut 1997, captained All Blacks

9) Mils Muliaina - born in Samoa, debut 2003, second All Black to play 100 tests  

Tokoroa

1) Keven Mealamu - born in Tokoroa, debut 2002, second most capped All Black in history

Fiji

1) Josevata Rokocoko - born in Fiji, debut 2003, played for All Blacks before playing provincial rugby in Auckland

Tonga

1) Jonah Lomu - born in Auckland, debut 1994, undisputed star of the 1995 World Cup