5 Best Renditions of New Zealand's Haka

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5 Best Renditions of New Zealand's Haka
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The haka is an ancestral Maori dance performed as a form of ritual by the New Zealand national team in the build-up to their matches and sometimes in victory, too.

Although other Pacific Island nations have a similar equivalent, it's the rousing rendition of the All Blacks that truly strikes deepest among rugby audiences, cementing its place as one of the most unanimously admired aspects of the international game.

As New Zealand grows as a rugby power, the war cry never fails to invigorate, and whether it's as a result of their opposition's response or the intensity of the dance itself, here are the finest of the lot.

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