The Haka: Origins

The Haka - New ZealandYawning Bread Sampler is usually a controversial read in Singapore, and this dive into the history of the famous Haka (refer to the All Blacks – Rugby), is not without its scandal in stating that rugby can be homoerotic. This, however, is not the point of my reference to this link, as I found it quite an interesting read on the origins of The Haka, and found the closing statement an interesting perspective on this history:

And somehow, they’ve made that tale of hiding from one’s enemies into a battle cry for the national rugby team.

Read more at Yawning Bread’s Black and Blue.

Photo source: 1heckofaguy.com

Comment posted by ozlady
at 10/25/2007 8:16:23 AM

Yeah, but I always liked the Haka!

Comment posted by YesBut
at 10/25/2007 5:47:53 AM

Hi Stephanie
No time for the Haka, the All Blacks are too busy licking their wounds after their premature departure from the World Cup – ho dear how sad.

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