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Experience the Haka in first person

BY Jack Tunney  ·  Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

The Maori Haka is one of the most exhilarating sights in world rugby, with some Maori scholars describing the procession as a war dance, while others see it as a ‘celebration of life. What is for sure though is the impact it has on the opponents of anyone that dares to take on the mighty All Blacks.

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There have been many variations of the great dance over the years, from the more traditional ‘Ka Mate’ which was first established by the All Blacks in 1905, through to the introduction of ‘Kapa o Pango’ in 2005.

The 2005 version saw a much more aggressive stance by drawing the thumb down the throat, which many have interpreted as a ‘throat slitting’ action directed at the opposition team.

Many of us have wondered what it would be like to stand in front of the Haka in full flow, ready to take on one of the greatest nations to have ever played the game. Well, now thanks to a GoPro we can all experience it for ourselves.

Check out the amazing footage below:

There have been many teams over the years that have tried to stand up to the Haka in their own individual way, check out some of the most controversial of the lot:

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