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#Haka

# 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
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.

# haka - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Win tickets to the Aviva Fan Studio for the Ireland v All Blacks game

Join the experts for the clash with the world champions.

6 uniquely Irish ways to face the haka this Sunday

Please note: try these and the All Blacks will rip your head off.

# haka - Thursday 7 November, 2013

'You've got to be ugly': here's how the All Blacks pick their haka leader

You also have to write a CV and send it to Richie McCaw, according to flanker Liam Messam.

# haka - Monday 4 November, 2013

'I'm going to rip your head off' - Weepu shows Canada how to Haka

New Zealand Maori sent out a warning to the Canucks before kick-off then carried out their threats.

# haka - Friday 25 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Beyoncé partook in a little backstage Haka while in New Zealand Haka On Top

Beyoncé partook in a little backstage Haka while in New Zealand

Typically, she nailed it.

# haka - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

# haka - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Spine-tingling Haka from Chiefs as they celebrate Super Rugby success Victory Dance This post contains videos

Spine-tingling Haka from Chiefs as they celebrate Super Rugby success

After which, the newly-crowned champions slurped on some tastefully labelled beers.

# haka - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Kids do their own adorable take on the Haka Haka Kids This post contains videos

WATCH: Kids do their own adorable take on the Haka

They think it’s scary we think it’s cute.

# haka - Thursday 29 November, 2012

VIDEO: Haka flashmob hits Trafalgar Square Ka Mate This post contains videos

VIDEO: Haka flashmob hits Trafalgar Square

Sing along if you want…

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