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Hockeyfrilla 03-16-2012 06:53 AM

U18 New Zealand "Haka Dance" before game
 
https://p.twimg.com/AoGVTQRCEAAw7Z5.jpg

What you think of this? (Do they do this stuff in all sports?)

TheStinger 03-17-2012 08:14 PM

The Haka started with the All Blacks rugby team and has since been taken up by at least a few of the other sports. I know that the Tall Blacks (basketball) and the All Whites (soccer) do it as well.

Tatanik 03-19-2012 09:23 AM

They're even doing it in Slovakia...


Brodie 04-27-2012 10:07 PM

awesome

Primrose Everdeen 05-04-2012 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by TheStinger (Post 46259377)
The Haka started with the All Blacks rugby team and has since been taken up by at least a few of the other sports. I know that the Tall Blacks (basketball) and the All Whites (soccer) do it as well.

All Whites actually don't do one, but the Tall Blacks do.

It's a Pacific Islander tradition; other rugby teams do something similar (but it's not called a haka): Fiji has does a cibi, Samoa does Manu Siva Tau, and Tonga does a kailao.

canuck2010 06-16-2012 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Hockeyfrilla (Post 46173097)
https://p.twimg.com/AoGVTQRCEAAw7Z5.jpg

What you think of this? (Do they do this stuff in all sports?)

Not much. You'd get your ass kicked big time for that in Canada. :laugh: :laugh:

smitty10 06-16-2012 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by canuck2010 (Post 50990289)
Not much. You'd get your ass kicked big time for that in Canada. :laugh: :laugh:

It's part of their culture to perform the Haka before sporting events/games.

EbencoyE 06-17-2012 03:07 AM

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Originally Posted by canuck2010 (Post 50990289)
Not much. You'd get your ass kicked big time for that in Canada. :laugh: :laugh:

Canadians kick peoples ***** for having cultural traditions? Remind me never to go to Canada.

smitty10 06-17-2012 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by EbencoyE (Post 51002739)
Canadians kick peoples ***** for having cultural traditions? Remind me never to go to Canada.

It's what we call the 'Don Cherry effect'... It can be embarrassing at times.

canuck2010 06-17-2012 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by smitty10 (Post 50997189)
It's part of their culture to perform the Haka before sporting events/games.

I realize that I played rugby for a number of years.

If you think that wouldn't gently remind Canadian hockey players to play a more physical game I would love to play against you. That's very cultural in Flin Flon, Prince Rupert, Kirkland Lake and Shawinigan too. :)

canuck2010 06-17-2012 03:29 PM

All within the rules I should point out too. ;)

smitty10 06-17-2012 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by canuck2010 (Post 51015921)
I realize that I played rugby for a number of years.

If you think that wouldn't gently remind Canadian hockey players to play a more physical game I would love to play against you. That's very cultural in Flin Flon, Prince Rupert, Kirkland Lake and Shawinigan too. :)

Your first comment made it sound like you think Canadian teams would want to brawl right there for them doing that. Of course it would pump up the opponent to play tougher as well.

canuck2010 06-17-2012 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by smitty10 (Post 51017343)
Your first comment made it sound like you think Canadian teams would want to brawl right there for them doing that. Of course it would pump up the opponent to play tougher as well.

Apologies I wasn't very clear with that remark.

BarneyStinson 07-03-2012 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by EbencoyE (Post 51002739)
Canadians kick peoples ***** for having cultural traditions? Remind me never to go to Canada.

And that never happens in the U.S.A amirite?


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