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Standing up to the Haka

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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...!!

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

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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.

Hair, hair-layer! All corporate. Got offered 2 free tickets. No thanks.

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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!

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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....

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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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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? ;-)

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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.

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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.com/watch?v=VKk1NbHszn8

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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?

Yes cause that would do the image of rugby league the world of good. Don't be a prat!

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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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