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Standing up to the Haka


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#21 Aucks Warriors

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:21 AM

The haka is there to be challenge if opposition teams or crowds choose to.



#22 CGD

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:30 AM

LOL, it's a big gamble to back yourselves in challenging the Haka. As stated, the last time it was done, the Kiwis walked away with the World Cup.

It would be great spectacle though. It would surely demand increases media attention.

#23 Old Frightful

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:50 AM

I remember Willie Mason, born in Auckland rather ironically, disrespecting the Kiwis during their Haka not long since, calling them "f****** w******" which you could clearly lipread during the broadcast.

 

It certainly seemed to pump up David Kidwell, he chose his moment and laid Mason out.

 

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#24 Daltoni

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:49 AM

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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#25 CGD

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:36 AM

If I remember right, the Mason incident was him thinking it was a joke that Nathan Fien was doing the Haka.

#26 Larry the Leit

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:27 AM

Charnley should drop his shorts. It is a semi after all.
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#27 boxhead

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:07 AM

It was a few years ago, it may have been the 2008 WC and England formed a huddle some distance from the Kiwi Haka and I thought that was really ordinary.

Face up to it, its part of the game and helps sell the sport.



#28 roughyedspud

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:13 AM

If I remember right, the Mason incident was him thinking it was a joke that Nathan Fien was doing the Haka.

 

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#29 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:22 AM

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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#30 hoff

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

England should perform a sort of conga accompanied by a Black Lace drum and base mash up.

#31 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:54 AM

To quote Blazing Saddles "Don't shoot him,it'll only make him mad".

Stand in front of them,respect the haka,then out play them.Job done.


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#32 Kenny Bania

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:55 AM

I remember Willie Mason, born in Auckland rather ironically, disrespecting the Kiwis during their Haka not long since, calling them "f****** w******" which you could clearly lipread during the broadcast.

 

It certainly seemed to pump up David Kidwell, he chose his moment and laid Mason out.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=VKk1NbHszn8

 

I will never get bored of watching Willie Mason get lumped

 

As for the haka, I hope to see a revival of the 1973 vintage...

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=emJyEa4z2Ec


Edited by Kenny Bania, 18 November 2013 - 08:56 AM.


#33 hindle xiii

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:27 AM

It was a few years ago, it may have been the 2008 WC and England formed a huddle some distance from the Kiwi Haka and I thought that was really ordinary.

Face up to it, its part of the game and helps sell the sport.

I think it was a four nations game in 2010 at Wellington. England ignored it with a huddle. (And the English were in that one-off Centenary/Wigan/Leigh kit)


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#34 chuffer

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

Charnley should drop his shorts. It is a semi after all.

 

lol



#35 scrape_goose

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:39 AM

I think it's a travesty that Ireland never did River Dance, they were half way there stood with there arms round each other, if only Pat Richards had led the way and started wiggling his legs and moving his head from side to side.

 

Perhaps whilst NZ are hakaring, Sinfield should walk up and down the England line screaming out Braveheart type lines.

 

But I like the idea of the entire England team caterpillaring about the pitch, that diffuse the NZ agression, or doing some really rubbish break dancing ending up with a classic finish one leg up and hand on chin.



#36 Viking Warrior

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:43 AM

a few years back the irish yawnion team did a celtic charge at the all blacks whilst they were doing the haka.....
"Why is Napoleon crying ?" said one sailor to the other, "poor ###### thinks he's being exiled to st helens" came the reply.



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#37 hindle xiii

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

This new version of the haka isn't very good anyway.


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#38 Just Browny

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

This new version of the haka isn't very good anyway.

 

Brilliant, haka flatcappery.


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#39 Derwent

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

In finest English tradition our lads should respond with a rousing chorus of "in-ger-land, in-ger-land, in-ger-land...." before moving seamlessly into "you're gonna get your f*****g heads kicked in..." and ending with the traditional "come and have a go if you think you're hard enough..."

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#40 Big Red Keev

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:01 AM

Hokey cokey?