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New Zealanders stage massive bid to reclaim haka record from France
Ireland flanker Josh Van Der Flier has revealed how his team's subtle but positive response to the All Blacks haka set the tone for their remarkable win in Dublin. Van Der Flier said his team were determined to show the world champion All Blacks they wouldn't be bullied and decided they would do that before the match even kicked off. The Irish players linked arms and took one strong step forward as Kieran Read and his All Blacks started their haka. Ireland went on to win , their first win over the All Blacks at home and their second against New Zealand in two years. So it's quite cool. Ireland produced an emotional response to the haka in Chicago in which came ahead of their historic first win over the All Blacks. They formed a figure of eight on the pitch in honour of the late Anthony Foley, the former Ireland No 8 and captain who died from heart disease at the age of We won't be bullied: Ireland's unique challenge to All Blacks haka sets up win.
New Zealand Soldiers in Iraq handing over their deployment to the incoming soldiers using traditional maori wero, karanga and haka to show their unity. Worth watching to the end. As our New Zealand coalition partners in Iraq handover we were given the opportunity to watch the traditional change of power from one unit deployed to another. Very privileged to meet up with Bruce Simpson and co who has touched noses with Royalty, performed with the All Blacks in Rugby World cups and taught children and corporate companies all over the world the famous haka. I was truly inspired by the energiser which opened up the event for our global customer, which took place in Birmingham. The hour long
Students perform haka to pay tribute to classmates killed in Christchurch - video
Thousands of performers will take to the stage today for the country's national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini. Wellington is hosting the event, the first time it has been held in the city for 20 years. There are 46 teams taking part, with 44 from New Zealand, including three from Wellington. There is also a team each from the Australian cities of Perth and Sydney. The stage incorporates the world's largest carving, Te Mahau Ko Te Matatini, which spans more than 30m and towers more than 13m into the air.