Classic Kapo O Pango Haka against the Springboks at Eden Park

first_imgTuesday Jul 13, 2010 Classic Kapo O Pango Haka against the Springboks at Eden Park Its been five years since the Kapa O Pango was first performed by the All Blacks. It was in New Zealand, and it was against the Springboks. On Saturday they brought it out once again, and the passion and fire that they put into it seemed to be just the start of what was a fantastic night for New Zealand rugby. Opinions have always varied about the relevance of the pre-match wardance in this day and age. Many say its outdated, while others say it gives them an unfair advantage and shouldnt be allowed. I happen to think the opposite, and know that some of the best players in world have welcomed the challenge, sometimes thriving in standing up to it. It seems strange to talk about good Hakas and bad Hakas, but the reality is that there have been times when it has come across routine and lacklustre. Its certainly come a long way since its early days – as you can watch in the History of Rugby series here on RD – but on Saturday there seemed to be something special about it. Piri Weepu, despite playing off the bench, has become a worthy leader of the Haka after they had toyed with Richie McCaw leading it last year. McCaw himself has said that some of them get together and choose which Haka theyll perform at random during the week leading up to a Test. There seems to be more to it than that though, and Im sure it was no coincidence that their second Haka, to many a more fearsome sight than the Ka Mate, was pulled out for the big clash at the start of the Tri Nations. There was a definite edge to it. Whatever the case, it was fantastic to watch, and has been requested so here it is for you to watch and decide for yourself if its one of the better ones youve seen, or not.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Traditional wardances Related Articles 263 WEEKS AGO Southland Boys upset Otago Boys as Hakas… 289 WEEKS AGO Emotional Hakas farewell Jonah Lomu at final… 296 WEEKS AGO History repeats itself as All Blacks Haka… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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