haka

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haka

NZ
1. a Maori war chant accompanied by gestures
2. a similar performance by a rugby team
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in maori society if you challenge a haka back its a sign of disrespect, but i guess you cant expect a foreigner to know that," account name Benjamin Harris added.
If a regular woman does the haka, she'll get ripped a new one and won't have it let down until the day she dies.
Resisting the urge to perform his own Haka this evening, Tu'ipulotu added: "No, I will just watch the Sipi Tau and respect it in that way.
If I had another couple of Tongans in the Falcons team to back me up then I would consider responding to it, but we would have had to come up with a special Falcons Haka.
Before Saturday's debacle at the Millennium Stadium, when the All Blacks refused to perform the haka in public after the WRU asked to respond to the challenge with a rendition of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau, it had already been the subject of several legal disputes and controversies.
The ka mate haka used by the All Blacks since 1905 is a variation of a dance invented in 1820 by Te Rauparaha, chief of the Ngati-Toa tribe.
The question of how to square up to the haka has already been taxing some Welsh fans in the build-up to the match.