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#Haka

# haka - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'

Lifeimi Mafi helped Munster to the 2008 Heineken Cup and has fond memories of his time in Carrigaline.

# haka - Saturday 23 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans Fields Of Athenry This post contains videos

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans

The former Ireland head coach said the Fields of Athenry drowned out the haka at the New Zealand match last month.

# haka - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example

The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.

Gatland: 'We haven't even spoken about the haka, we might do a W for Wales'

The Wales coach also joked his final game in charge should be settled by a drinking game.

'They earn a sh*tload of money, so they're able to pay the fines'

The All Blacks insist they had no issues with England’s response to their haka last weekend.

England fined for crossing halfway line in haka response to All Blacks

Kiwi boss Steve Hansen praised the English challenge to his team’s war dance.

# haka - Saturday 26 October, 2019

'Farrell was giving me a few winks' - England invite pressure with haka response

Eddie Jones’ side knew they would have to back up their pre-match actions.

# haka - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Three cheers, two fingers for Ireland's only other RWC meeting with the All Blacks

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup story has only featured a cameo appearance from the All Blacks.

# haka - Thursday 17 October, 2019

The haka remains 'very sacred and very special' according to the All Blacks

Ireland unforgettably faced the All Blacks in the figure of eight in 2016 in Chicago.

# haka - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Haka response from Ireland a statement that they refused to take a backward step

‘We wanted to go after them, not step away, not accept being bullied by them.’

# haka - Friday 16 November, 2018

How the All Blacks' haka is the ultimate 'ON' switch

The pre-match Māori dance is the perfect way to fire up the central nervous system.

# haka - Monday 13 August, 2018

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen defends 'overused' haka

Some New Zealand legends say the side should perform it less often.

# haka - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'You just have to show respect' - Mako Vunipola on facing the haka

The Lions star looked pretty nonchalant.

# haka - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Pressure mounts on Gatland's Lions as brilliant Blues win in style

Warren Gatland’s men were poor again as they suffered a 22-16 defeat at Eden Park.

# haka - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Watch: British and Irish Lions receive traditional haka welcome upon arriving in New Zealand Welcome Ceremony This post contains videos

Watch: British and Irish Lions receive traditional haka welcome upon arriving in New Zealand

The Lions also sang during the ceremony.

# haka - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Haka criticisms, Alvarez's prediction and the rest of today's sport

Plus, the race for the next GAA president heats up.

Former All Black slams 'disrespectful' haka performed against Ireland

Craig Dowd feels the use of the Kapa O Pango highlighted the poor preparation done by Steve Hansen’s side.

'I don’t think we have enough foreign guys that can do a Haka' - Erasmus

There are no plans for a choreographed response to the Haka in Thomond Park on Friday.

# haka - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Ireland face the haka twice next month, but what does it really mean to the All Blacks?

We spoke to Doug Howlett, Tiki Edwards and Joe Royal about the famous Māori tradition.

# haka - Friday 10 June, 2016

The five-tiered Haka wall that surrounds this school's rugby pitch is more than a bit intimidating Bear Pit This post contains videos

# haka - Friday 22 January, 2016

Everyone is watching this emotional haka performed at a New Zealand wedding

So passionate, the bride was moved to tears.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: This incredibly emotional wedding haka has taken the internet by storm Take A Break

WATCH: This incredibly emotional wedding haka has taken the internet by storm

It’s an intense watch.

From The Daily Edge Everyone is watching this emotional haka performed at a New Zealand wedding Haka

Everyone is watching this emotional haka performed at a New Zealand wedding

So passionate, the bride was moved to tears.

# haka - Friday 9 October, 2015

Tonga and New Zealand's war dances were pretty intimidating this evening War Dance This post contains videos

Tonga and New Zealand's war dances were pretty intimidating this evening

Who came out on to in The Sipi Tau v The Haka

# haka - Thursday 8 October, 2015

'Haka' fans, there's a special treat in store for you tomorrow

What’s better than a cultural challenge? TWO cultural challenges!

# haka - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Before Fiji bring the Cibi back to your screens tomorrow, pick your favourite 'war dance' in the RWC Shapes This post contains a poll

Before Fiji bring the Cibi back to your screens tomorrow, pick your favourite 'war dance' in the RWC

Love them or hate them, you can’t ignore these Pacific nations.

# haka - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

New video shows just how much the Haka has changed in 93 years

A vital part of the game, or an unfair advantage for New Zealand?

# haka - Thursday 11 June, 2015

5 French-based All Blacks performed a powerful roadside Haka where Jerry Collins died Ka Mate This post contains videos

5 French-based All Blacks performed a powerful roadside Haka where Jerry Collins died

‘Saying goodbye the way we were all brought together.’

# haka - Monday 8 June, 2015

New Zealand's U20s performed an emotional haka in honour of Jerry Collins RIP This post contains videos

New Zealand's U20s performed an emotional haka in honour of Jerry Collins

The former All Black died in a car accident last week.

# haka - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Here's the New Zealand women's haka before their World Cup clash with Ireland

It seemed to do Ireland more good than the reigning champs.

# haka - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Hundreds of students join in for spine-tingling New Zealand schools haka

The pre-match war dances before the Auckland Grammar v King’s College fixture were memorable.

# haka - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Wales U20 hooker performs full-on haka in front of Baby Blacks Baby Blacks This post contains videos

Wales U20 hooker performs full-on haka in front of Baby Blacks

This is one way to make the queue for the breakfast buffet enjoyable.

# haka - Friday 6 June, 2014

New Zealand and Samoa had a war dance-off at the JWC

Supporters in Auckland were treated to a rare and unique Haka vs. Siva Tau battle.

# haka - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Rattling the All Blacks and GAA gold - I was there in 2013

What was your sporting highlight of the year? Here’s some of the moments we witnessed.

# haka - Thursday 5 December, 2013

VIDEO: Even when kids do the Haka it's intimidating

Okay, maybe cute more than intimidating but it’s pretty impressive from a six-year old.

# haka - Sunday 24 November, 2013

VIDEO: Ireland face the haka on Lansdowne Road

The All Blacks brought out the traditional Ka Mate version of their pre-match cry.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

We went minute-by minute as Joe Schmidt’s men attempted to create history against the All Blacks.

Watch and learn, Ireland: It's the best responses to the haka

Though it usually just ends in a New Zealand victory anyway.

# haka - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Shane Byrne: Beating the All Blacks requires physicality and technique

Ireland need to be error-free and aggressive in what would be the performances of their lives.

# haka - Friday 22 November, 2013

'I hate the Haka' declares bullish Cian Healy ahead of All Blacks clash

The Irish prop was a big fan of the rugby spectacle as a child. Those sentiments have definitely faded.

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