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Rugby dances (not Austin!)

Post by Rizzo » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:12 pm

I know we've had this discussion before, in some detail, but now the BBC have got in on the act!

From the BBC - interesting comment about an English Haka :smt003

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Post by kevf » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:27 pm

did anyone watch the rugby league final?

the aussies walked right up to the Kiwi's whilst they were doing the haka, didn't turn round showed them respect for it but didn't back down.. after all it is a challenge.. thats what i'd like to see our boys do next week.
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Post by Moose » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:43 pm

also worth seeing is the aussies square up to the Haka

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=D6hSM9Nphd0

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Post by Chobbsy » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:58 pm

kevf wrote:did anyone watch the rugby league final?

the aussies walked right up to the Kiwi's whilst they were doing the haka, didn't turn round showed them respect for it but didn't back down.. after all it is a challenge.. thats what i'd like to see our boys do next week.
Or the Munster v NZ match where Doug Howlett did the Haka back to the Kiwis
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Post by Tiger_in_Birmingham » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:09 pm

Chobbsy wrote:Or the Munster v NZ match where Doug Howlett did the Haka back to the Kiwis
Wasn't it 4 of the Munster players and didn't they go first?

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Post by Kinoulton » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:11 pm

Well consistency is my middle name. (Actually, it's Gordon, but we all have our cross to bear.)

So whilst the Monty Python dance is sheer brilliance, I'm going to stick to my original choice for the England pre-match dance.

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Post by Chobbsy » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:13 pm

Tiger_in_Birmingham wrote:
Chobbsy wrote:Or the Munster v NZ match where Doug Howlett did the Haka back to the Kiwis
Wasn't it 4 of the Munster players and didn't they go first?
May well have been, I only saw a clip of him doing it, but I bow to your superior knowledge
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Post by kevf » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:26 pm

Moose wrote:also worth seeing is the aussies square up to the Haka

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=D6hSM9Nphd0
thats what i mean.... front upto em show them we aren't scared... mind you how the aussies didn't smirk i don't know...

our boys need to do similar on saturday
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Post by rufcut » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:55 pm

I've heard the morris dance suggested-bells, handkerchiefs etc, that would really break their concentration!!! :smt023

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Post by Rizzo » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:56 pm

My friend's uncle is a keen Morris dancer. To be faced with a bunch of beer-smelling bearded blokes with intensely insane expressions, bells on their knees and big sticks would be pretty scary IMO.
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Post by rufcut » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:58 pm

oops-just followed the link-always did things backwards :smt009

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Post by GS » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:00 am

Has anyone got a link to a clip of when the England team convinced Cockers that they were going to face down their opposite number during the hakka and then let him do it on his own?

Whilst its a great tradition in rugby I do think they (the Kiwis) are a bit precious about it. The Welsh took it to the extreme last week, unlike the Irish who just ignored it by going into a huddle (upsetting the ABs into the process). Personally I think the England team should do a Johnno and stand where the ABs expect to do their little dance before they get there themselves.
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Post by GrumpyDad » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:37 pm

Didn't we have this situation a few years back, when God's Country :smt002 (well at least I think it was England) played the AB's England captain (can't remember who) picked up a symbolic blade of grass in answer to the challenge, & then tossed it into the wind. Got into terrible bother over it and whether or not it was showing disrespect?
To make the whole thing worse England proceeded to get absolutely spanked on the pitch.

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Post by Moose » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:39 pm

Was that not O'Driscoll for the Lions?

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