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Southland Boys upset Otago Boys as Hakas set the scene for stunning individual try

Southland Boys upset Otago Boys as Hakas set the scene for stunning individual try
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Southland Boys High School beat Otago Boys High School for the first time since 2008, coming out victorious 32-19 and in the process launching one young player in particular into the global spotlight. Here is a look at the stirring prematch Hakas, as well as a stunning breakaway try.

Dunedin played host for the fierce rivals but the team from Invercargill came out on top, with Southland Boys’ fullback Kaleb Talamahina making an electrifying intervention when scores were tied at 14-14 late in the first half.

He received the ball at a great angle after a drifting run by Mitchell Taylor, then turned on the gas, stepped beautifully then reached another gear as he sped away for a sensational try.

You can see the rousing Haka challenges from both teams above, and the great try below

credit: skysportnz

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  •  drg
    drg
    10:04 AM 31/05/2016

    I suppose now it's almost become an insult not to do... iirc, the AB's only used to do the Haka every now an again, almost perhaps to the teams they really wanted (or needed) to impose themselves on... but I guess if they don't do it to your team these days, it's perhaps deemed disrespectful as it could be seen as a sign they don't take your team seriously.... PC gone mad I guess..

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  •  larry
    larry
    6:28 PM 28/05/2016

    I skipped the hakas, as I'm really bored with them. Overdone. To think the Seventh All Blacks did the haka once in four months of touring. Great counter-attack move, linking with the fullback who saw the gap as the defense drifted thinking the ball was going wide, and seemingly no one back, or not too many, to cover.

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  •  drg
    drg
    1:44 PM 26/05/2016

    Aren't traditions normally considered 'old school', therefore, by being an 'old school rugby player' he'd perhaps be aware of traditions? Unless this is a new tradition, in which as an old school rugby player, he'd have just as much right to criticise it as NOTHING is as good as it was 'back in my day'...

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  •  elretornodeladiosa
    elretornodeladiosa
    10:05 AM 26/05/2016

    That statment made you close-minded as a Old School rugby player. You respect traditions from other regions, please?

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  •  drg
    drg
    10:24 PM 25/05/2016

    All in all I'd say about 3 mins and 8 seconds to get the hakas started and finished.... However I do agree it sort of is a little bit dull as it goes on...then on...then on... Especially when there are sort of copy and pasted bits from the Kapa o Pango and I believe the Ka Mate mixed in there... granted I'd assume there is room for copying given that there is probably a lot of traditional phrases and emotions mixed in there... but, just seems a bit put on...

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