Posts in Traditional wardances

Friday, October 09, 2015

History repeats itself as All Blacks Haka and Tongan Sipi Tau get set to face off

The All Blacks and Tonga meet in today's only game of the RWC, the last match for each side in the pool stages. While Tonga's tournament is all but over, they will be sure to take it to their not too distant neighbours, particularly when it comes to the pre-match war dances. MORE »

Monday, August 05, 2013

The Chiefs celebrate Super Rugby victory with stirring Haka

One of the lasting memories from last year's Super Rugby final was when the Chiefs celebrated with a unique Haka, paying tribute to the fans after they beat the Sharks to take their first ever title. On Saturday they did it again, and it was just as moving. MORE »

Friday, July 06, 2012

New Fijian wardance performed vs Scotland - The I Bole

If you watched the Fiji vs Scotland game recently you will have noted that through the shakey camerawork and occasional throw backs to black and white TV, we got to see an all new prematch wardance, which is called the I Bole, and replaces the Cibi. MORE »

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A quick comparison between the Hakas of 1973 and 2011

The All Black Haka, love it or hate it, it's been around for a long time and isn't going anywhere. But was it always so confrontational? Looking back, it would appear not, and this is where some find issue with it. MORE »

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Classic Kapo O Pango Haka against the Springboks at Eden Park

Its been five years since the Kapa O Pango was first performed by the All Blacks. It was in New Zealand, and it was against the Springboks. On Saturday they brought it out once again, and the passion and fire that they put into it seemed to be just the start of what was a fantastic night for New Zealand rugby. MORE »

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Why New Zealand do the Haka

A week after seeing Wales stand up to and stare down the Haka, debate continues to flow about what is in fact the correct way to face the famous prematch ritual. Some have taken it one step further, questioning why it is that New Zealand are actually given the right to perform the Haka at all. MORE »

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Welsh response to the All Blacks Haka

On Saturday we watched as a great test match took place in Cardiff between hosts Wales and the all conquering All Blacks. It was a tale of two halves as Wales competed manfully in the first, but were no match in the second as New Zealand came out tops 29-9 in the end. MORE »

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