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Maori ABs just managed to secure a win against the US Eagles
in Philadelphia 29-19.
Tim Bateman scored two tries
and Luke Katene sealed the deal with a late try in the second half.
The Maori ABs had arrived
in the full house of American college rugby.
They gave out a lesson on fringe defence.
But with the Maori ABs a man down, the tide started to change.
Three penalties put the home side ahead by two at halt time.
Maori captain Tim Bateman
then sliced the match open with a two tries.
A contentious try by the Eagles narrowing the gap to three,
but Luke Katene's late try made sure of the win.
The Maori ABs having another successful tour,
winning both games.
Pere Wihongi, Te Karere.