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New Zealand rugby debating future of the Haka

The All Blacks haka could be facing its greatest threat yet with even the New Zealand rugby fraternity now questioning its future.

A debate has blown up among Kiwis after the release of a book by world-renowned rugby journalist, Irishman Peter Bills, entitled The Jersey which claims to reveal ‘the secrets behind the world’s most successful team’.

“It was good a few years ago when they had a choice. But now they play 14 matches a year and that’s too much as far as the haka is concerned.



“We should either have it at home, or just away from home, like it used to be. Not both.”

“It was good a few years ago when they had a choice. But now they play 14 matches a year and that’s too much as far as the haka is concerned.

“We should either have it at home, or just away from home, like it used to be. Not both.”

Former All Black legend Colin Meads echoed Meeuws’ views in comments made before his death last year. The All Blacks’ mental coach Gilbert Enoka has also previously suggested the players felt ‘haka-ed out’.

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