The 26-strong Maori All Blacks squad to take on Canada and the United States next month had been named by New Zealand Maori Rugby Board Chairman Wayne Peters.
The side will be captained by Hurricanes back Tim Bateman, who takes over from long standing captain and Chiefs flanker Tanerau Latimer.
Latimer will have surgery on an arm injury which had caused him concern during the 2013 Super Rugby season, and will return next campaign with the defending champions.
The squad departs for North America on Monday 28 October and will play Canada and USA, the latter a historic match in Philadelphia.
The team features 18 Super Rugby players, well spread around the New Zealand Conference.
Maori All Blacks Super Rugby representatives (based on TBC 2014 squads)
Five Chiefs (Hika Elliot, Ben Afeaki, Robbie Robinson, Charlie Ngatai, Liam Squire)
Four Blues (Piri Weepu, Jamison Gibson-Park, Luke Braid, Jackson Willison)
Three Crusaders (Corey Flynn, Zac Guildford, Nick Barrett)
Four Highlanders (Jarrad Hoeata, Joe Wheeler, Elliot Dixon, Shane Christie)
Two Hurricanes (Tim Bateman, Andre Taylor)
There are also six former All Blacks in the team - headlined by Weepu - and 11 players who played for the Maori All Blacks last year.
While head coach and the second longest serving Super Rugby coach in history, Colin Cooper, said the all-important Maori culture would be a critical focus, it was noted that he and assistant coach Tabai Matson had consulted extensively with the All Blacks selectors.
“New Zealand Rugby has identified the Maori All Blacks as a high performance team and our selections reflect that," Cooper said.
This means that younger players, such as the talented Ihaia West, who has taken the Hawke's Bay magpies to the ITM Cup Championship Final, were being given their first taste of international competition.
Hurricanes centre and 26-year-old Tim Bateman will lead the team with the full support of his coach.
“I am thrilled for Tim to take over the leadership duties," Cooper said.
"He is a mature young man who leads by example. He knows the team culture really well having played for us in recent years so he is a great fit.
“I’m disappointed for Tanerau, but fully respect his reasons to step away for this tour.”
Maori All Blacks for 2013
NAME - IWI - PROVINCE
Hika Elliott Ngāti Awa Counties Manukau
Corey Flynn Ngāi Tahu Canterbury
Ben Afeaki Ngāti Awa North Harbour
Nick Barrett Ngāti Kahungunu Southland
Chris Eves Tainui Manawatu
Kane Hames Ngāi Tuhoe/Ngāti Porou Bay of Plenty
Joe Royal Te Arawa / Ngāti Whātua I Orakei Bay of Plenty
Jarrad Hoeata Ngāti Kahungunu / Ngāi Tuhoe Taranaki
Luke Katene Ngāti Toa Canterbury
Joe Wheeler Ngāi Tahu Tasman
Luke Braid Ngāti Tumutumu Auckland
Shane Christie Ngāti Kuri Tasman
Elliot Dixon Ngāpuhi Southland
Liam Squire Ngāi Tahu Tasman
Blade Thomson Ngāpuhi Taranaki
Jamieson Gibson-Park Ngāti Porou / Ngāi Tai Taranaki
Piri Weepu Te Whakatōhea / Ngāi Tahu Auckland
Ihaia West Ngati Kahungunu / Ngāti Porou Hawke's Bay
Tim Bateman Ngāi Tahu Wellington
Charlie Ngatai Ngāti Porou/Te Whanau-a-Apanui Wellington
Jackson Willison Ngāti Mahuta Waikato
Kurt Baker Ngāpuhi Taranaki
Zac Guildford Ngāti Kahunganu/Ngāi Tahu Hawke's Bay
Robbie Robinson Ngāti Tuwharetoa Southland
Andre Taylor Ngāti Tuwharetoa/Ngāti Kahungunu Taranaki
Matt Proctor Ngāi te Rangi/Ngāpuhi Welliington