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Standing up to the Haka


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#1 Bomballey

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:15 PM

Could be a great moment of theatre - ideas on what we should do while the Kiwis are jumping up & down......

#2 Gary Coyle

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:19 PM

Could be a great moment of theatre - ideas on what we should do while the Kiwis are jumping up & down......

How about just standing there and respecting their tradition



#3 Methven Hornet

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:21 PM

How about just standing there and respecting their tradition


That seems the best idea.
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#4 Johnoco

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:21 PM

Yeah because it really worked in 2008 didn't it?

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#5 Padge

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:31 PM

You stand, face them, respect them and then take them on on the pitch.



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#6 Methven Hornet

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:39 PM

And if that doesn't work, try some mega-aggressive Morris Dancing. With sticks!
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#7 ChrisGS

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:46 PM

Front up to them like the Aussies did. Will get the sport some decent media coverage post-game if nothing else.



#8 UxbridgeBunny

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:46 PM

Why don't we do what the aussies did in the 2008 final? Advance slowly as a line until we're nose to nose with them

Just read the above post. Made great viewing I thought

Edited by UxbridgeBunny, 17 November 2013 - 09:47 PM.


#9 Bomballey

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:56 PM

Why don't we do what the aussies did in the 2008 final? Advance slowly as a line until we're nose to nose with them

Just read the above post. Made great viewing I thought


Yep. Would really stoke things up...!!

#10 Just Browny

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:01 PM

England should do the viral dance in a line at the same time.


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#11 Teessidewire

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:09 PM

Just as long as we (the crowd) don't insult it like the Hooray Henry's did at Twickenham yesterday.



#12 Bomballey

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:18 PM

Just as long as we (the crowd) don't insult it like the Hooray Henry's did at Twickenham yesterday.


Love it. Hooray Henrys - not heard that for a while.

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#13 zorquif

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:26 PM

All the team should just caterpillar around for the entire haka

#14 Saint Doc

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:27 PM

2008 final

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#15 Greg C

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:29 PM

How about gangnam style?



#16 shrek

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:43 PM

I seem to remember Skerret, Cowie and Hall leading the rest of the Wigan players in walking up to the Haka during tour game way back when, don't think it achieved anything other than to gee up the Kiwis more than they already were!



#17 Bomballey

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:57 PM

I seem to remember Skerret, Cowie and Hall leading the rest of the Wigan players in walking up to the Haka during tour game way back when, don't think it achieved anything other than to gee up the Kiwis more than they already were!


That is a danger - hornets nest & all that....

#18 Bearman

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:29 PM

Why do we have to interrupt our preparation to a big game by standing around like lemons whilst the Kiwis psyche themselves up?
We should do a warm up drill and as they reach their crescendo collectively give them an Anglo Saxon "v"
We have traditions too which are probably as contrived as theirs.
At the very least we should insult them by turning our backs on them. Are we going to Wembley to appreciate their culture or beat them in a sporting contest?
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#19 The 4 of Us

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:56 PM

They could all remove their shorts and sniff 'em a la Burgess style?

#20 yipyee

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:00 AM

Why don't we do what the aussies did in the 2008 final? Advance slowly as a line until we're nose to nose with them

Just read the above post. Made great viewing I thought


I thought the idea was to end up winning? ;-)