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New Zealand Rugby Museum

Located in Palmerston North – Here we can explore many collection of rugby memorabilia and records, including the rare ones – Thank you to New Zealand Rugby Museum curators with all the information given to me when I visited the museum (February 6th, 2015; November 20th, 2015; January 5th, 2016; and February 6th, 2015) – Here are my favourite picture collections – Please visit my Flickr here


Day 5: Tongues

Intense facial expressions are a big part of the Maori tradition and part of the Haka. In many areas of New Zealand, you’ll see Maori figures carved with their tongues out and traditional dances where the dancers stick out their tongues — sticking out the tongue and rolling back the eyes is common in Maori challenges as it makes the warriors look fierce. 130 more words

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The Haka - Dance of War

I just want to get this off my chest.

To the New Zealand Men’s Basketball Team: Regarding last night, please forgive some of my compatriots who raucously booed you while you were performing your pre-game… 114 more words


VIDEO: 1995 All Blacks Vs 2015 All Blacks

So here we are with the finale of our series Old Vs New  as we pay tribute to two great All Black sides. The question is, which one was better? 6 more words

Rugby World Cup 1987 - All Blacks

The first Rugby World Cup when All Blacks won the title for the first time (May 22nd – June 20th, 1987 ) – Unfortunately, I only found 3 test matches from Youtube, All Blacks vs Italy and Argentina in Pool 3 and the final: All Blacks vs France (credit to 99waylon, mohicanosrugby, Cyril Dobychin) – Here are my favourite moments from the first Rugby World Cup – And check my Flickr here


Haka contrasts

The All Blacks have been doing hakas before rugby tests for yonks, to varying degrees of ability and commitment.

Television focus has changed them substantially. Hakas are now presented as an essential part of pre-game entertainment. 151 more words