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Browner
03-05-15, 19:05
Anyone else confused ?

Writer Joel Gould says
It is the kind of symbolic act a rugby league player makes when he believes he is on top
http://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/taupaus-brutal-gesture-explained/

But we've been told that it
indicates the drawing of "Te Hauora" (http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/maori-creation-traditions/page-2) (the breath of life) (http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/maori-creation-traditions/page-2) into the heart and lungs.]
See post#53 in response to post #52
http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread.php?18013-ebola-virus-amp-haka-Why-is-there-no-vaccine/page2&highlight=slitting

Perhaps within the context of a Haka .v. mid match it can mean either, or maybe even another ( ?)

We should ask Capt Mannering ......

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRN9zhRhh_JCe1Nr5PwoDCqDvmMw34dv CAvXX58W27EeuRQepkA8w

But seriously, how should Rugby discourage this ? ....Or should they not ?

Ian_Cook
03-05-15, 21:05
If you had actually watched the game, instead of just knee-jerk reacted what some journalist wrote, you would have realised that about 10 seconds before the Taupau made his gesture, he was on the ground being choked in a chokehold, the very act that YOU have (quite rightly) railed about on this forum for the last couple of weeks. The gesture was made TO the player that choked him, and was a reaction to that!