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Highlanders lock Max Hicks (Ngati Ranginui/Ngai te Rangi) has joined the Maori All Blacks ahead of their first game against Ireland on Wednesday night.
Hicks, Crusaders loose forward Cullen Grace and Blues halfback Sam Nock have reinforced the squad to give coach Clayton McMillan some flexibility of selection.
It is the first Maori selection for both Hicks and Grace. Nock debuted for the Maori All Blacks in 2018 and was selected in the squad last year.