Ahead of a November visit from the New Zealand All Blacks match with the Canadian rugby team, a group of rugby players performed the All Blacks “Haka” dance ritual at the intersection of Yonge Street and Bloor Street in downtown Toronto.
The Haka is the traditional war cry of New Zealand’s Maori people. It’s performed by the New Zealand rugby team – the All Blacks – ahead of rugby games; the most obvious effect being intimidation. The All Blacks have made the dance known world-wide.
The Canadian rugby team is hosting the touring New Zealand squad on November 3 at BMO Field. The touring New Zealand team includes six former All Blacks players including Corey Flynn, Zac Guildford, Jarrad Hoeata and Piri Weepi.
- With files from The Canadian Press
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