Referees in Australia
- Jan 27, 2004
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I finds it interesting that the haka is the one under scrutiny, as opposed to all of the similar challenges.
Sense of humour by-pass?not realistic (or appropriate). What would be an appropriate, realistic way for a team to convey a message : bored with all this haka now, and not paying attention...
no, the Morris dancing idea made me smile a few years ago when I first heard itSense of humour by-pass?
Just ignore the Haka? Best not make it an issue. Wales made a fuss a few years ago and ended up getting the All Black fired up. Let the organisers sort out the "running order" and get it over with.
Pretty famously John Eales' team did some warm-ups instead of facing the haka in 1996.no, the Morris dancing idea made me smile a few years ago when I first heard it
but I am asking seriously : what's a possible, realistic way for teams to respond - what does 'ignore' it mean? Go into a huddle? a quick passing drill in the in goal? stretching?
I remember Wales forcing the haka off the pitch, and NZ having to haka in the changing room, that was possible as it a was a friendly, so Wales called the procedural shots.
At the RWC teams won't have that option as WR have a dedicated haka-spot in the running order
Was it Wales that once went into a huddle until it was over? That's a definite possibiity
we have to do something about the haka, don't we? two minutes long.. it's just silly
Q for our southern hemisphere refs - do you often have hakas in the community game? do they last two minutes? do both teams dance at the same time, or is it consecutive ?
Athletic Park. I was there in the Millard Stand. It was blowing a gale, and chucking it down. The All Blacks played dry-weather, sunshine rugby on a very wet track. The Wobblies never stood a chance!Pretty famously John Eales' team did some warm-ups instead of facing the haka in 1996.
The Wallabies got absolutley flogged 43-6 that day, and Eales says it's his biggest regret as a player
the irish only get two at home, don't they?Simple solution. Each country gets ONE thing:
1 anthem (not two like the Irish)
1 Tribal display
Take your pick.