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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The All Black Haka

In the build up to the Rugby World Cup this September, I'm going to write a regular feature on why you should make time to watch this brilliant tournament.

This week (and reason numero uno) it's The Haka. You may have seen the haka performed by some amateur dumbasses at some point in your life, but New Zealand is where the Haka originates from. Essentially it is an old Maori war dance and it's been performed in front of opponents the world over by the 'All Blacks' (the New Zealand Rugby team) before every single match they've ever played.

I've seen it live a couple of times and it scared the shit out of me. And I was in the stands. It must be truly horrifying to be an opponent, standing only a few metres away and about to do battle with these guys.

Anyway here's a great clip that just about sums it all up.

Now, don't you want to see that again? Well the All-blacks will be doing it in every game they're in during the World Cup. There you see, are you tempted now?

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At 6:23 pm, Anonymous WBRS Sports Blog said...

That clip was intense and kind of funny at the same time.

At 1:32 pm, Anonymous Sanchez said...

Heh, yeah it was wasn't it? Love the Haka. Love it.


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