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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

NZ Maori Haka vs Samoan Siva Tau - Pacific Nations Cup

The Pacific Nations Cup has thrown up some great encounters over the past few weeks, and not only during play, but more spectacularly - pre kick-off.

Recently we saw the Maori team go face to face with the Fijian Cibi in front of a cheering home crowd in Lautoka. This time around it was the Maori's that took on Samoa, and the traditional Siva Tau challenge.

Once again, the Maori team, led here by Hosea Gear, changed their Haka slightly, with a few new moves in there that surely adds to the public's interest, and quite possibly poses a challenge for the more clumsy of players (they stick them at the back I bet).

The 'Manu Siva Tau', performed by the Samoans, is another of the great South Sea Island traditions that is unique to their land and presents the imminent threat that is the physicality and competitiveness of the men who so proudly wear that famous blue jersey.

The prematch encounter ended with a bang, but after kick off it was the New Zealand Maori that made it three out of three and won the game 17-6.



  • Great video it was amazing, i was really inpresed, who is the favorite for the nations cup???
    any one?? and why is Drew Mitchell playing for Australia A?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 25, 2008 8:16 pm  

  • the haka is miles better , but they kinda look abit stupid with al the tonge stuf, like ali williams look a likes

    By Anonymous el nino, at June 25, 2008 8:24 pm  

  • Man it must really be something else to be able to stand on a field, and have New Zealand or one of the South Pacific Island teams perform their war cry a few feet away from you. It would raise the hair on my neck.

    By Anonymous Andrew, at June 25, 2008 8:33 pm  

  • Man I love piri Weepu's eyes rolling back. like undertaker or something?

    By Anonymous Huw, at June 25, 2008 8:37 pm  

  • excuse the language but that is fuking class

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 25, 2008 9:41 pm  

  • bit of a crap haka from new zealand.
    it would be better if the samoans did thiers like 6 feet from the all blacks that would be class

    By Anonymous no 9, at June 25, 2008 10:27 pm  

  • great stuff, but would like to see more of the samoan effort

    By Blogger Sam, at June 25, 2008 11:20 pm  

  • "Hoo-hah, that's funny, they stick their tongues out!" Grow up. It's a meaningful part of the tradition. Quit evaluating everything through the standards of YOUR culture.

    By Anonymous Ref, at June 25, 2008 11:54 pm  

  • that. was. freakin wicked.

    By Blogger boomshanka, at June 26, 2008 10:04 am  

  • Those confrontations are awesome, BTW do the NZ Maori admire ali williams? haha

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 26, 2008 2:37 pm  

  • great to see the intensity and heat back in the haka! the all blacks could learn a thing or two of that!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 26, 2008 5:31 pm  

  • The NZ's sticking their tongue out is an integral part of the haka just like they show their teeth and bulge their eyes when doing it. Theyre not trying to impersonate Ali Williams!

    By Anonymous bob, at June 28, 2008 4:23 am  

  • i just wanna give some of you guys out there some advice. do a bit of research on haka's so you can actually understand what it means instead of saying silly things like "they kinda look abit stupid with al the tonge stuf, like ali williams look a likes"...the fact of the matter is..the all blacks and the maori do the haka..and when they do it..they do it 100 percent. if they didn't..you would complain even more...cheers

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2008 11:38 pm  

  • im sorry ive only watched the haka in videos, and it seemed to be a bit more fierce back in the days, i quite like what the south pacific does, i would love to go to another game they play against eachother, and sit RIGHT inbetween both teams while they do that
    i would probably mess myself!!

    By Anonymous Kayla, at July 08, 2008 8:18 am  

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