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Im sure everyone has seen the rugby 2005 video with the Haka at the start.
Richie McCaw leads the Haka but what if you were to replace him before the start of the match?

Would someone else take over as the leader and who

is the Haka part of the pre-match hype

Yes we know its on footage..........but that could be the the intro movie just to get the hype going.

ie b4 a match will we see the following in this order
1. players running out of tunnel
2. player line-up
3. teams in line singing anthem
4. when NZ playing, Haka begins
5. kickoff

if the haka is for real and b4 every all black match, i will have to play my first match against the NZeders
plus they didnt include the warcries from the other pacific nations!

u ********!.....joking unless this game is like rugby 2004 we hope not!
Ka mate - Ka mate
Ka ora - Ka ora
Ka mate - Ka mate
Ka ora - Ka ora
Tenei Te Tangata Puhuruhuru
Nana i tiki mai whakawhiti te ra
Upane - Upane
Upane Kaupane
Whiti te ra

a very rough translation!

It is death - It is death
It is life - It is life
It is death - It is death
It is life - It is life
This is the hairy man
Who caused the sun to shine again for me
Up the ladder - Up the ladder
Up to the top
The sun shines!

I always thought it was unusual for the NZ haka to be about a guy who escaped getting killed by his enemies. You would have thought they would have chosen something different. Rather than stand his ground and fight to the death against innumerable odds the lone Maori chief jumps ionto a pit and hides away. When he is undiscovered he climbs out and celebrates being alive.

Doesn't seem to match up with the Spirit of the AB's.
Originally posted by ak47@Feb 2 2005, 07:59 AM
This is the hairy man

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