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August 20, 2007

A game of chants

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RugbyHeaven calls it "a game of chants' - rather clever, that - and lists some varying responses to New Zealand's national rugby team pre-game ritual; purportedly the words of Ngati Tao chief, Te Rauparaha, by all accounts a charming fellow. There are varying degrees of disapproval.

But this New Zealand All Blacks vs Ikale Tahi, Tonga's Sea Eagles demonstration of the Haka* and Tonga's Sipi Tao is perhaps the most awesome thing I have ever seen on the internet (via the Drink Soaked Trots). Related: A Samoan Siva Tau, a Fijian Cibi and, last but not least, Scotland's response to the Haka.

* Loving the Flea-ish version from 1924.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 20, 2007 07:23 AM

Comments

Rugby is . . .

oh nevermind. You'll just get annoyed if I actually type it out.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 20, 2007 05:36 PM

Or a sense of satisfaction at my amazing powers of prediction!

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 20, 2007 06:19 PM