Lining up against the All Blacks in Lyon on Friday will be a special occasion for Italy forwards Toa Halafihi and Hame Faiva.
Forwards coach Richard Cockerill urged England fans in what is set to be a capacity crowd of more than 80,000 to “drown out” the haka in Saturday’s massive clash with the All Blacks at Twickenham.
The Wallabies had a packed Marvel Stadium roaring when they stepped up to the All Blacks’ Ka Mate haka ahead of the opening Bledisloe Cup match.
An Australian university study has shown that the All Blacks do gain benefits from performing the haka before Test matches.
Check out this debut of the Highlanders’ unique haka in front of a spirited home crowd, kicking off Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021.
Led by former captain Tana Umaga, the All Blacks performed their first-ever Kapa O Pango haka against the Springboks prior to their 2005 Tri-Nations encounter in Dunedin.
Veteran scrumhalf Aaron Smith has shed light on how the All Blacks decide which haka they will perform prior to a Test match.
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Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says England’s unique challenge of the All Blacks haka before the World Cup semi-final is not a big issue.
The All Blacks explain what performing the haka means to them and go inside the origins of the Maori ceremonial dance.