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Saturday Oct 26, 2019

Owen Farrell explains England response to All Blacks Haka

England captain Owen Farrell has explained the reasoning behind his side’s ‘v-shape’ formation while facing the Haka before Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.

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Farrell was stood in the middle of the pitch with the rest of his squad fanning out ahead of him while the All Blacks performed their famous pre-match ritual.

England started the game with high intensity which resulted in an early try for centre Manu Tuilagi and they went on to beat the All Blacks 19-7 in Yokohama.

Here is footage of what may become an iconic response to New Zealand’s Haka:

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