Hika Elliot frightened the bejeepers out of an entire Canadian nation. YouTube screengrab

'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.

THE NEW ZEALAND MAORI wiped the rugby floor with Canada in Toronto at the weekend. The closest the Canucks ever got to the visitors was before kick-off, when they faced down a fearsome Haka.

All Blacks scrumhalf, and occasional goalkicking hero, Piri Weepu was on duty with the Maoris and led his teammates in their traditional pre-match war dance. The visitors featured internationals such as Zac Guildford and Hika Elliot in the 40 — 15 blow-out.

In the lead-up to the game, Weepu took time out to speak to a Canadian sports broadcaster about the Haka. Asked to explain its meaning, the World Cup winner responded, “Most of the time, it’s like ‘I’m going to rip your head off’.”

Weepu was joined for the ‘how to’ by three members of the Toronto Argonauts Canadian Football League team. Their stumbling efforts were only rescued by the late intervention of Elliot, who got his warface on.

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