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#41 Blotto

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:09 AM

Perhaps this would do the trick?

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=i9SSOWORzw4


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#42 Daltoni

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:59 AM

Perhaps this would do the trick?
 
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=i9SSOWORzw4


Amazing!! Thank you, I haven't seen that in ages

#43 Griff

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

Surely if you're going to be intimidated by the Haka, you shouldn't be playing in the first place.


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#44 absentee thoughtlord

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:00 PM

At the very least we should insult them by turning our backs on them.

 

No. No, no, no. Very un-British.

 

Stand and face them, and finish with a respectful smatter of applause. Then get on with the game.



#45 Phil

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:22 PM

Some disappointing stuff posted in this thread.

 

Stand and face them, respect their tradition and then play hard against them.

 

It's also worth pointing out that the haka is not a "war dance" it's a ceremonial greeting.


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#46 Just Browny

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:42 PM

Some disappointing stuff posted in this thread.

 

Stand and face them, respect their tradition and then play hard against them.

 

It's also worth pointing out that the haka is not a "war dance" it's a ceremonial greeting.

 

Just to be clear, my viral dance suggestion was a joke.  :rolleyes:


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#47 Paddsy

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:17 PM

Get in there and have a go. 



#48 mick wilson

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:37 PM

this, or we should have tables n chairs on the pitch and butlers serving cups of tea which the players sip pinky aloft :) 



#49 Futtocks

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:42 PM

One for the flatcappers!

 

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#50 MrPosh

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:50 PM

<p>The best reaction I ever saw was the Welsh union side three or four years back.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>They stood and stared. And they didn't move. It took minutes to shift them.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>It was brilliant theatre.</p>
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#51 Bomballey

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:14 PM

<p>The best reaction I ever saw was the Welsh union side three or four years back.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>They stood and stared. And they didn't move. It took minutes to shift them.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>It was brilliant theatre.</p>


That's the one!!

#52 Larry the Leit

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:21 PM

I agree with bearman, and not just because he's a big fan of my band. Our players have a tradition of not having to stand around whilst their opposition psych themselves up in to a frenzy. If the Kiwis want to do a traditional dance then great, they can do it before the anthems or before they go back to the sheds for their team talk.

This allows our game to respect their tradition without haing it impinge on our own prep.

Edited by Larry the Leit, 18 November 2013 - 07:22 PM.

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#53 geek

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

England should pull Strictly score paddles from out of their shorts and award them 3s and 4s

#54 ChrisGS

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:26 PM

<p>The best reaction I ever saw was the Welsh union side three or four years back.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>They stood and stared. And they didn't move. It took minutes to shift them.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>It was brilliant theatre.</p>

 

http://news.bbc.co.u...ion/7745706.stm



#55 ChrisGS

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:42 PM

For the record, the best ever Haka response is any time Chabal lined up against it

 

 

 

Maybe we could get big Eorl to grow a beard on short notice and line up with the boys? Sure he can do a decent roar.



#56 Blotto

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:55 AM

I tried to find the Rah Rah supporters version from 1995* but its not on the usual sites but I found this as a template

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=CYCNiiOZ5xQ

 

*The All Blacks saw this on the local tv and stuffed England the next day.


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#57 guess who

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:56 AM

Each England player should walk right to one of theres. Stand face to face.



#58 Johnoco

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:37 AM

<p>The best reaction I ever saw was the Welsh union side three or four years back.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>They stood and stared. And they didn't move. It took minutes to shift them.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>It was brilliant theatre.</p>

And Wales went on to win the game?

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#59 Daltoni

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:03 AM

I think of everything I've seen, the line up on half way, starring at them is the best, becoming nose to nose when they finish. Can't believe that some people are serious about turning backs to the Haka, how disrespectful, un sportsmanlike and childish would that be. Face them, stare into their eyes and don't move until they turn around. Can't wait!

#60 Larry the Leit

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:11 AM

I think of everything I've seen, the line up on half way, starring at them is the best, becoming nose to nose when they finish. Can't believe that some people are serious about turning backs to the Haka, how disrespectful, un sportsmanlike and childish would that be. Face them, stare into their eyes and don't move until they turn around. Can't wait!

 

I find it disrespectful, unsportsmanlike and childish that the Kiwi's opposition are expected to stand around waiting for them to do their cultural thing just before kick off.  Let them do it before the anthems.


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