Indeed the Lions lost to the Maoris in 2005 - in the unofficial 'fourth Test' -19-13 in a sell-out crowd in Hamilton. Some of New Zealand's best players across all generations have proven their worth in the side, including legendary full-back George Nepia, 2011 World Cup winner Piri Weepu and current stars Aaron Smith and Dane Coles.
So out of the many wrongs the Lions will be looking to right from the disappointing tour of 2005, besting the Maoris will be high on the to-do list.
The Maori side also claimed victories over the USA and Harlequins on their northern hemisphere Tour in the autumn of 2016 but slipped to defeat to Munster at Thomond Park.
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