The Kangaroos love it and use it to fire up.
I remember Darren Lokyer talking about playing New Zealand and how special it feels wearing green and gold when the Haka starts.
It just wouldn't be playing NZ if you took it away , it's an experience.
I've faced a few Haka in my time , as a lad I was a scared and found it intimidating , epsecially the sound.
When you get older and realise it's an honor to face the Haka you feel part of it .....it's hard to explain but there is a raw Warrior to Warrior feeling facing a Haka and it makes you want to rise to the challenge as much as performing it.
When they stare you down and gesture to challenge you , it's very powerful.
The Idea of the War chieftan of the England team shouting and walking up and down the line akin to famous Movie battle scenes is an entirely appropriate response while the men in the Line yell a battle cry.
That would send the crowd and commentators nuts. I would wait till the Haka had finished and then go through a battle ' No Prisoners........NO PRISONERS.....No Surrender !!!!!!!! ' response.
Edited by mt smart, 20 November 2013 - 11:08 AM.