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Post by banbury tiger » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:07 pm

Did anyone else think the tongan haka last night was abit other the top. Fair enough it needs to be intimidating but at one point they were basically touching the england players! The haka needs to be scary i know but i think it was excessive last night.
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Post by orla - mumha abú! » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:41 pm

i thought it was great!! :smt003
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Post by GeddingtonTiger » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:45 pm

No one made the English stand there.

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Post by IsraeliTiger » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:01 pm

You mean they could have taken a step backwards? Consider what that means, when someone takes a step backwards, its showing the Tongan's that England are scared, and I'm glad they didn't do that.
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Post by cal » Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:15 am

I thought England were standing alot closer than teams facing a haka normally would, but by god was it great to watch. :smt003

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Post by Jess » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:10 am

I thought it was a great spectacle, very intense
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Post by madoqua » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:42 am

Am I alone in thinking that Hakas are a pain?
I think they look daft and see no reason why the opposing team should obey any 'code' of behaviour during these silly dances.

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Post by WharfedaleTiger » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:01 am

Fantastic theatre-I had no problem with it.
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Post by TE » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:38 am

yes Madoqua I think you are alone.

Most people love to see these challanges from the pacific teams. a great spectacle.

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Post by westy154 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:55 am

I love to see it, especially when the opposition front up like England did, and the English fans don't take it lying down either! :smt002
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Post by orla - mumha abú! » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:35 am

i love them too! i got such a thrill out of seeing new zealand do the haka in lansdowne road. was amazing to watch!
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Post by Ben the Tiger » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:56 pm

I love the hakas and I think that they should stay because they are a great tradition. I think that when they go on people should respect them and not boo but they are entitled to sing like the England fans did.

I thought that the English players were great they stood there and showed no emotion and it would have been awful if they had taken a step becak it was Tongas way of trying to scare England and it didn't work.
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Post by bigstef » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:53 pm

The tongan team are not allowed to cross the halfway line when performing the haka, the england team CHOSE to stand there, you can sand anywhere in your own half, every haka is performed on the hlafway line it's the teams that usually stand further back, do not blame the Tongans for that

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Post by britishlions1 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:01 pm

madoqua wrote:Am I alone in thinking that Hakas are a pain?
I think they look daft and see no reason why the opposing team should obey any 'code' of behaviour during these silly dances.
I imagine your very much alone. It is a tradition and makes the game some times.
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Post by banbury tiger » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:35 pm

Hakas are a great spectacle i just thought the one on friday night was slightly excessive with the closeness of it.
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