Dancing to celebrate

07 novembre 1995
Ref. 00105


Summary :
In New Zealand, a haka used at a rugby match between two Schools. The losing team with their jerseys on the ground, stand opposite the winners who perform an end-of-encounter haka before the players hug each other at the end.
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07 novembre 1995
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FR3 (Collection: MAGAZINE )
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Players of the host school, the Te Aute College, perform a haka in front of their opponents at the end of the match where they lost at home. An ethno-centred point of view would tend to perceive it as a sign of defiance, but it is nothing of the sort. The players from Te Aute, dignified in their defeat, honoured the winners by dedicating this haka to them.

(Also see videos 00106 and 00107)

Simon Valzer


The game is coming to an end, the game is lost for the reds. In a display of pride, the entire team performs one last haka.
When you are selected for the first team, you are already thinking about your future as a player.