Not often that you get to see women doing the haka and to I it makes this even more special.
Would appear that the whole team (probably upwards of 22) were not there — up front. From what I can see just 4, in orange vests, came as representatives. Not sure what the logistics were. But, you can see that there is genuine passion and affection on all sides.
Just for the record, this was 2015, when the ‘Air New Zealand’ staff did a welcome haka for the victorious ‘All Blacks’ after the 2015 World Cup.
They, big, brawny and formidable are the ideal troop to do this.
This, at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, ongoing right now, is good. Can’t say it is classic, but it is good. This was the first ‘Haka’ of this World Cup. The New Zealand team will do a ‘Haka’ at the start of each game.
It is, actually, a TRIBUTE to their opponents! Not a challenge. It is honoring them before the battle commences. A very nice gesture. This ‘Haka’ was for the South Africans (in green).
Look at the size of one of the players who stands up and walks to the front. I used to play rugby and would have hated to come up against that guy. He is HUGE.
Search ‘haka‘ there a LOT of posts on ‘hakas’.
New Zealand Maori Motorbike ‘Gang’ Perform Memorable Haka To Honor Victims In Mosque Massacre. MUST WATCH.
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This was brilliant. Very powerful and you can tell heartfelt.
They are not really a motorcycle ‘gang’.
From the little I know of them, Maoris tend to be decent and genuine people. I know that they felt the pain.
I am SO PROUD of them.
As a search of ‘haka’ on this blog will confirm, I am a huge lover and aficionado of the haka. As an ex-rugby player I have been familiar with the haka since way back 1960s.
I have to say though, this has, as of today, become my favorite haka. A classic.
Shame it took this unspeakable tragedy to bring out this lovely haka.
We at this household are addicted to hakas especially those done by New Zealanders. Our YouTube channel on the Roku 3 has ‘Haka’ high up in the search list. I saw this in the U.K. “Daily Mail” — which I read, on my Android tablet, first thing in the morning, with coffee, before getting out of bed. I knew I had to share it with YOU. I guess hakas are going to get commonplace in New Zealand if this goes on. The airport haka to welcome the Rugby World Cup winners was great. This wedding haka is as good. Enjoy.