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Rugby: All Blacks New Haka

New Zealand All Blacks HakaI was all set to write a new tech/Africa piece, then MentalAcrobatics goes and writes a story about the upcoming rugby season. That wouldn’t have been enough, but he mentioned a new New Zealand All Blacks Haka (define). I’ve always loved that tradition – talk about intimidation before a match!

Video footage of the new Haka.
Video footage of the old Haka.


  1. i wonder what’s going through the opponents’ mind during the haka…
    especially at the end of the new one when they do that thing that looks like cutting someone’s throat 🙂

  2. the opponents are probably think what have we gotten ourselves into . but i kind of like the old haka the new haka just doesnt ….cant find the words but maybe alll those years of the other haka will take time to rub off. am not a newzealand fan but i loved the old haka.it only comes close to swing low sweat chariot in a packed twikenham. and during thelast lions tour of australia with the red army .

  3. im a kiwi, but i do think its an advantage having that level of adrenalin pumping thru ya veins b4 you whip some shhh… They’ve won the match before they’ve even kicked off!

  4. i love the new haka, the kiwis weren’t gonna use it against australia out of respect but when the australians did a piss take of the haka with handbags i knew it was ON. they brought out the new haka and they smashed em


  6. es la raja el nuvo haka…kuando lo vi kede loko

  7. HOOLY SHITT very good this new haka !
    i just saw only the old haka !

  8. i think the new haka’s just as good a the old one, perhaps even better. theres plenty of intimidation and that shows on the opponents faces.

  9. I lurveeedd the new haka it is sooo cool and scary.

  10. Gus (colombia)

    May 1, 2007 at 9:51 am

    when I saw the haka for the 1st time (on t.v) I was scared. the face of the other team (Pumas, argentina) showed nothing but fear!
    I would love to be on one game and see the all-blacks one day.

  11. hey i dont think the new one is good they should stick to the old haka its so much bette n dan carter if fukin hot

    lol i love the all blacks

  12. go da all blacks!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Following complaints to the IRB about the All Blacks being allowed to motivate themselves by performing the ‘Haka’ before their games, other nations were asked to suggest pre-match rituals of their own. The IRB Rugby World Cup 2007 Organizing Committee has now agreed to the following pre-match displays:

    1) The England team will chat about the weather, wave hankies in the air and attach bells to their ankles before moaning about how they invented the game and gave it to the world, but no one appreciates them.

    2) The Scotland team will chant “You lookin’ at me Jimmy?” before each of them smash a bottle of beer over their opponents’ heads.

    3) The Ireland team will split into two, with the Southern half performing a Riverdance, while the Northerners march the Traditional route from their dressing room to the pitch, via their opponents dressing room.

    4) Unfortunately the Committee was unable to accept the Welsh proposal to form a choir and sing Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual”.

    5) Argentina will unexpectedly invade a small part of opposition territory, claim it as their own “Las In-Goals-Areas” and have to be forcibly removed by the match stewards.

    6) Two members of the South African team will claim to be more important than the other 13 whom they will imprison between the posts. These two will then go about selecting the best parts of the pitch to settle on and claim that they have been there for centuries.

    7) The Americans will not attend until almost full time. In future years they will amend the records to show that they were in fact the most important team in the tournament and Hollywood will make a blockbuster fi lm called ‘Saving Flanker Ryan’.

    8) Five of the Canadian team will sing La Marseillaise and hold the rest of the team to ransom.

    9) The Italian team will arrive in Armani gear, sexually harass the female officials and then prepare pasta dishes, which they will flog to the crowd for a fortune.

    10) The Japanese will shock fans buy demonstrating how to capture a whale for scientific research buy harpooning an opposition prop.

    11) The French won’t have a pre-match display and will simply hide in fear in the dressing room for the whole match.

    12) The Australians will have a BBQ on their side of the field and invite the opposition over before the game. The food and alcohol will be in abundance and by the start of the game no-one will remember what they came to the stadium for. After some streaking, the singing of dirty songs and the occasional chunder everyone will go home thoroughly convinced it was a bloody good night.

    13) The Moroccan team will quietly pray during the first half and then launch suicide attacks against the opposition after the break. Unfortunately, this strategy works well for the first game only, after which Morocco is forced to withdraw from the Rugby World Cup due to lack of players.

    14) Samoa will prepare a huge feast in the middle of the pitch by digging a large hole and filling it with burning embers. They invite the opposition over by saying, “We’d like to have you for dinner”. It’s only when the opposition get to the pit that they realize there is no meat and that they are the dinner!

    Hopefully, with these policies now in place, further problems is this area of the game should cease to exists.

    Syd Miller
    IRB Chairman

  14. Have to say that I thats the best things I have read in a long time. Love it

  15. Ka mate Ka mate Ka ora ka ora (x2)
    GO THE BLOODY ALL BLACKS. Bring home the World cup

  16. tkt les all blaks y joue trop bien surtout cet aprème contr l’italie ilé zon mangé c’était trop fatal

  17. well does anyone acctully know wot the story of the haka is ? if not this is the story …

    the players are calling apon the ansesters of all the people that have played in the all blacks jersey until they jump and wen they jump it means they have reached the sun then they are ready to play this is their story

  18. Hey Will I like your explanation. YOu will notice that the Mighty All Blacks never jump at the end of the haka anymore. They keep their feet firmly on the ground. Im only guessing that the Haka was not originally composed for the all blacks but that it was performed by men before they went to war setting down the challenge to fierce opposition. Ka mate meaning death and Ka ora meaning life. Now it has become a part of the All Blacks setting down the challenge toward fierce opposition on the Rugby Pitch. GO THE BLOODY MIGHTY ALL BLACKS.

  19. He He, i absolutely loved your account – fabulous. I am Maori & absolutely loved the new haka (although there’s nothing wrong with the old one), but traditional Maori not only had one haka (Ka mate) as the world would like us to believe. Old Maori also modernised waiata (songs), & even haka with new actions, rhythmic – oh man need i go on – how many funky renditions of Star spangled banner have there been?

  20. Oh well bring on 2011. It was a bloody bullshit game. France do it to us everytime. Yep the All Blacks Suck but the french swallow. I hate them french.

  21. Iksta, power to you brother!! yep bullshit game alright. yep this time we sucked but you summed it all up with the French!! aren’t we sore ass losers ha ha

  22. Hey Corlene. GO SOUTH AFRICA as hard as that was to say id rather southern beat them northern bum holes.

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