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    Default The haka is overused

    Interesting : some high profile NZ ex players questioning the haka

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/...rugby-15023137

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    Default Re: The haka is overused

    Breaking News "Pommie Sports Jock Attacks Haka Shocker"

    Pictures at 10.

    The reality is that Kees Meeuws was selectively misquoted (typical sports jock mischief).

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport...tual-safe.html

    Its likely that Sir Colin Meads was misquoted as well, but since he's dead, we can't ask him.
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    Default Re: The haka is overused

    I notice we don't have a quote from Meeuws saying he was misquoted.

    We have a quote from Smith and Cane, saying that they have been informed, by an unnamed person, that Meeuws was misquoted

    But speaking at an All Blacks media conference in Sydney on Monday, Smith and Cane insisted that Meeuws was misquoted.

    "We've been informed that [Meeuws] was misquoted, so that's a shame," said Cane.

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    Default Re: The haka is overused

    Ho Hum

    I all "Haka Whinged" out!
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    Default Re: The haka is overused

    If I make it up to Chicago this November I'll be very disappointed if the Black Ferns and the Maori side don't deliver rousing Hakas.

    As for intimidating and unfair? Bollocks.

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    Default Re: The haka is overused

    * shrug *

    take it or leave it, each to their own.

    Here's a 1925 haka. The oppo and ref can be seen totally ignoring it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oorOfboFys


    and the fearsome 1973 rendition, whicvh is performed to the stand not the opposition.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emJyEa4z2Ec

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    Default Re: The haka is overused

    My concern is the claim to an inalienable right to perform the haka immediately before the kick-off, regardless of anything else. This once famously led to performing it in the changing room.
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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    Default Re: The haka is overused

    its not the immediacy before the KO that's any issue for me particularly - as much as I can get exercised about it. It's this concept of "the oppo must respect it" - when clearly that was never the case previously and mainly done for the entertainment of the crowd.

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    Default Re: The haka is overused

    Then there was this haka....

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nMpeSEgsO6M

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    Default Re: The haka is overused

    If they performed the haka less often, I think everyone would appreciate it more, even, I suspect, New Zealanders

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