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Supercilius Maximus02 Nov 2015 7:46 a.m. PST

I know it's not wargaming although it does have a war dance but it's only once every four years, so well done to the ABs. Loved the final haka in front of the trophy.

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Incidentally, what determines which haka is used? Why do the ABs change theirs from time to time?

Old Wolfman02 Nov 2015 8:23 a.m. PST

Heard about it,and the Maori haka ritual too .

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2015 9:56 a.m. PST

Congratulations! We have a high school football team here in Texas that uses the haka before each game. Apparently have a lot of Samoans in the area. They have done rather well in the last few play-offs.

Brian Smaller02 Nov 2015 11:09 a.m. PST

The Ka Mate haka the one traditionally used is not just an AB haka. It is used all over the shop for all sorts of reasons. Last time I did it was at a funeral. Kapa a Pango was developed especially for the ABs back in the mid 2000s when Tana Umaga was captain. I still remember the first time they brought it out. They use it now for the big games against the big foes.
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THis was the best response I have seen in my life and there have been some fantastic responses to the haka. One of the reasons we love the Welsh team here in NZ I think they would win any poll here as favourite six nations team.

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I did a blog post on haka a few years back

What does Kapoo pango mean:
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Kapa o pango kia whakawhenua au i ahau!
Let me become one with the land

Hi aue, hi!
Ko Aotearoa e ngunguru nei!
This is our land that rumbles

Au, au, aue ha!
And it's my time! It's my moment!

Ko Kapa o Pango e ngunguru nei!
This defines us as the All Blacks

Au, au, aue ha!
It's my time! It's my moment!

I ahaha!
Ka tu te ihiihi
Our dominance

Ka tu te wanawana
Our supremacy will triumph

Ki runga ki te rangi e tu iho nei,
tu iho nei, hi!
And will be placed on high

Ponga ra!
Silver fern!

Kapa o Pango, aue hi!
All Blacks!

Ponga ra!
Silver fern!

Kapa o Pango, aue hi, ha!
All Blacks!

Navy Fower Wun Seven02 Nov 2015 12:07 p.m. PST

Yes the All Blacks played superbly and thoroughly deserved their win. No doubt who's the world champions in every sense.

I'm still very proud of the Wallabies though – played a fast attacking game throughout, as per, and gave the ABs a few tense moments. Next time!

Bandolier02 Nov 2015 3:13 p.m. PST

Yes, well done to the All Blacks.

It was an entertaining game and worthy of a WC Final. Two very well coached sides giving everthing.

Fanch du Leon02 Nov 2015 4:36 p.m. PST

One among the greatest rugby match i've seen, and it takes two teams to have a great match. The Haka is always a great moment and this one was very strong. The Kapa 0 Pango is normally for the big teams, as Brian wrote, although it was sung against my team, les Bleus, before it was wiped out by the Blacks, not so a big foe, unfortunately.
On the first video posted by Brian, we can see a Maori with blonde hair, called Jerry Collins. He died in a car accident in France this early summer, the police inquiry proved that he died in protecting his young baby girl. His former All Black mates playing here did a Haka to honour him on the very place where he died with his wife.

Brian Smaller02 Nov 2015 6:04 p.m. PST

Franch du Leon – France will never be a small foe to us. They are the one team that we never know how we will do against them. I remember when you guys won three tests in a row against us. That didn't count those two times you bundled us out of World Cups.

Supercilius Maximus18 Nov 2015 12:50 p.m. PST

So sad to see that Jonah Lomu has died only a couple of weeks after he was over here (in the UK) working during the RWC.

A true legend of the game, and a nice guy to boot. Never forget the pizza ad where he steals food off the Underwood brothers and then gets "hand-bagged" by their mum!

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