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#Haka

# haka - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'
# Mafs
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# Mafs

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'

Apr 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 36,754 Views 23 Comments

Lifeimi Mafi helped Munster to the 2008 Heineken Cup and has fond memories of his time in Carrigaline.

# haka - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans
# Fields Of Athenry
# Fields Of Athenry

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans

Nov 23rd 2019, 2:37 PM 28,670 Views 57 Comments

The former Ireland head coach said the Fields of Athenry drowned out the haka at the New Zealand match last month.

# haka - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example
# Captain
From The42
# Captain

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example

Oct 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 5,493 Views 9 Comments

The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.

Gatland: 'We haven't even spoken about the haka, we might do a W for Wales'
# Response
From The42
# Response

Gatland: 'We haven't even spoken about the haka, we might do a W for Wales'

Oct 30th 2019, 3:53 PM 9,305 Views 23 Comments

The Wales coach also joked his final game in charge should be settled by a drinking game.

'They earn a sh*tload of money, so they're able to pay the fines'
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

'They earn a sh*tload of money, so they're able to pay the fines'

Oct 30th 2019, 3:00 PM 18,256 Views 8 Comments

The All Blacks insist they had no issues with England’s response to their haka last weekend.

England fined for crossing halfway line in haka response to All Blacks
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

England fined for crossing halfway line in haka response to All Blacks

Oct 30th 2019, 5:25 AM 10,497 Views 22 Comments

Kiwi boss Steve Hansen praised the English challenge to his team’s war dance.

# haka - Saturday 26 October, 2019

'Farrell was giving me a few winks' - England invite pressure with haka response
# Face Off
From The42
# Face Off

'Farrell was giving me a few winks' - England invite pressure with haka response

Oct 26th 2019, 3:43 PM 37,977 Views 40 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side knew they would have to back up their pre-match actions.

# haka - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Three cheers, two fingers for Ireland's only other RWC meeting with the All Blacks
# Previously
From The42
# Previously

Three cheers, two fingers for Ireland's only other RWC meeting with the All Blacks

Oct 19th 2019, 12:30 AM 12,371 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup story has only featured a cameo appearance from the All Blacks.

# haka - Thursday 17 October, 2019

The haka remains 'very sacred and very special' according to the All Blacks
# Ritual
From The42
# Ritual

The haka remains 'very sacred and very special' according to the All Blacks

Oct 17th 2019, 3:43 PM 11,389 Views 31 Comments

Ireland unforgettably faced the All Blacks in the figure of eight in 2016 in Chicago.

# haka - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Haka response from Ireland a statement that they refused to take a backward step
# Confrontation
From The42
# Confrontation

Haka response from Ireland a statement that they refused to take a backward step

Nov 18th 2018, 3:05 AM 44,344 Views 28 Comments

‘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
# NERVES
From The42
# NERVES

How the All Blacks' haka is the ultimate 'ON' switch

Nov 16th 2018, 3:55 PM 9,404 Views 40 Comments

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
# Ritual
From The42
# Ritual

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen defends 'overused' haka

Aug 13th 2018, 8:42 AM 16,295 Views 20 Comments

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
# Face Off
From The42
# Face Off

'You just have to show respect' - Mako Vunipola on facing the haka

Jun 10th 2017, 10:35 PM 12,650 Views 12 Comments

The Lions star looked pretty nonchalant.

# haka - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Pressure mounts on Gatland's Lions as brilliant Blues win in style
# Outclassed
From The42
# Outclassed

Pressure mounts on Gatland's Lions as brilliant Blues win in style

Jun 7th 2017, 10:42 AM 33,378 Views 55 Comments

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
From The42
# Welcome Ceremony

Watch: British and Irish Lions receive traditional haka welcome upon arriving in New Zealand

May 31st 2017, 10:42 AM 7,823 Views 7 Comments

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
# Haka
From The42
# Haka

We'll Leave It There So: Haka criticisms, Alvarez's prediction and the rest of today's sport

Nov 9th 2016, 8:23 PM 14,784 Views 0 Comments

Plus, the race for the next GAA president heats up.

Former All Black slams 'disrespectful' haka performed against Ireland
# Outcry
From The42
# Outcry

Former All Black slams 'disrespectful' haka performed against Ireland

Nov 9th 2016, 12:05 PM 82,243 Views 82 Comments

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
# Standing Their Ground
From The42
# Standing Their Ground

'I don’t think we have enough foreign guys that can do a Haka' - Erasmus

Nov 9th 2016, 6:00 AM 9,141 Views 6 Comments

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?
# Facing History
From The42
# Facing History

Ireland face the haka twice next month, but what does it really mean to the All Blacks?

Oct 13th 2016, 5:00 PM 17,009 Views 31 Comments

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
From The42
# Bear Pit

The five-tiered Haka wall that surrounds this school's rugby pitch is more than a bit intimidating

Jun 10th 2016, 12:23 PM 10,659 Views 8 Comments

This is intense.

# haka - Friday 22 January, 2016

Everyone is watching this emotional haka performed at a New Zealand wedding
# Haka
From The42
# Haka

Everyone is watching this emotional haka performed at a New Zealand wedding

Jan 22nd 2016, 10:01 PM 13,579 Views 46 Comments

So passionate, the bride was moved to tears.

WATCH: This incredibly emotional wedding haka has taken the internet by storm
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

WATCH: This incredibly emotional wedding haka has taken the internet by storm

Jan 22nd 2016, 11:00 AM 70,482 Views 66 Comments

It’s an intense watch.

Everyone is watching this emotional haka performed at a New Zealand wedding
# Haka
From The Daily Edge
# Haka

Everyone is watching this emotional haka performed at a New Zealand wedding

Jan 22nd 2016, 8:56 AM 6,214 Views 4 Comments

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
From The42
# War Dance

Tonga and New Zealand's war dances were pretty intimidating this evening

Oct 9th 2015, 9:27 PM 8,608 Views 5 Comments

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
# Sipi Tau
From The42
# Sipi Tau

'Haka' fans, there's a special treat in store for you tomorrow

Oct 8th 2015, 1:01 PM 14,411 Views 29 Comments

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
From The42
# Shapes

Before Fiji bring the Cibi back to your screens tomorrow, pick your favourite 'war dance' in the RWC

Sep 22nd 2015, 6:04 PM 6,673 Views 17 Comments

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
# You Can Dance If You Want To
From The42
# You Can Dance If You Want To

New video shows just how much the Haka has changed in 93 years

Jul 22nd 2015, 11:07 PM 7,027 Views 27 Comments

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
From The42
# Ka Mate

5 French-based All Blacks performed a powerful roadside Haka where Jerry Collins died

Jun 11th 2015, 6:25 PM 8,493 Views 7 Comments

‘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
From The42
# RIP

New Zealand's U20s performed an emotional haka in honour of Jerry Collins

Jun 8th 2015, 11:01 AM 7,527 Views 4 Comments

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
# Black Ferns
From The42
# Black Ferns

Here's the New Zealand women's haka before their World Cup clash with Ireland

Aug 5th 2014, 5:17 PM 21,454 Views 42 Comments

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
# War Dance
From The42
# War Dance

Hundreds of students join in for spine-tingling New Zealand schools haka

Jun 26th 2014, 12:10 PM 6,508 Views 6 Comments

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
From The42
# Baby Blacks

Wales U20 hooker performs full-on haka in front of Baby Blacks

Jun 25th 2014, 3:11 PM 6,209 Views 10 Comments

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
# Intimidation
From The42
# Intimidation

New Zealand and Samoa had a war dance-off at the JWC

Jun 6th 2014, 12:29 PM 11,047 Views 27 Comments

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
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

Rattling the All Blacks and GAA gold - I was there in 2013

Dec 25th 2013, 8:00 AM 7,179 Views 10 Comments

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
# Frighteners
From The42
# Frighteners

VIDEO: Even when kids do the Haka it's intimidating

Dec 5th 2013, 4:13 PM 4,361 Views 1 Comment

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
# Aotearoa
From The42
# Aotearoa

VIDEO: Ireland face the haka on Lansdowne Road

Nov 24th 2013, 2:13 PM 5,787 Views 9 Comments

The All Blacks brought out the traditional Ka Mate version of their pre-match cry.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests From The42
Live Nov 24th 2013, 2:00 PM

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

Watch and learn, Ireland: It's the best responses to the haka
# Challenge Accepted
From The42
# Challenge Accepted

Watch and learn, Ireland: It's the best responses to the haka

Nov 24th 2013, 9:30 AM 10,677 Views 14 Comments

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
# Column
From The42
# Column

Shane Byrne: Beating the All Blacks requires physicality and technique

Nov 23rd 2013, 9:15 AM 3,909 Views 8 Comments

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
# Haka-ed Off
From The42
# Haka-ed Off

'I hate the Haka' declares bullish Cian Healy ahead of All Blacks clash

Nov 22nd 2013, 3:26 PM 12,720 Views 67 Comments

The Irish prop was a big fan of the rugby spectacle as a child. Those sentiments have definitely faded.

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