Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Not many sporting occasions start with a dance. , but the Haka is one hell of a dance. There are severeal versions of the Haka, usually we get 'Ka Mate', but recently the All Blacks have been running with 'Kapo o Pango'.
As a master of ceremonies the imperious Piri Weepu (the guy prowling around like a caged lion in the video above), provides menace and drama in equal fashion.
The French did a good job of matching the ABs on the psychological front (and also physically in the RWC final 2011).
Wales adopted a similar approach back in 2008 as you can see below. The real action begins after the Haka when the referee tries to defuse the tension!