Let’s keep the haka
Why does Joseph Romanos not like the haka being performed before All Blacks test matches (November 26)?
The haka is something unique to New Zealand and something the whole country can take pride in.
It is performed before test matches as a challenge to opponents.
From discussions I have had with rugby followers in New Zealand and overseas, the prematch haka is one of the highlights of any test occasion and I am sure spectators would feel short-changed if the All Blacks decided not to bother with it.
While I am sure that Joseph is right about the haka not always being performed before rugby tests in times past, it is very much