Kiwi`s Farewell To Fallen Comrade With The Haka

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    That is awesome..:salute:
     
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    It sure is... that gesture speaks more than a thousand medals ever would. :salute:
     
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    That was moving. It's like every time I hear Last Post on Remembrance Day, I always seem to get a grain of sand in my eye. :salute:
     
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    Funny, I get that same grain on ANZAC day Geo...
     
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    #6 razor1uk, Jul 1, 2013
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    I dare say that was more moving than when done on the pitch, for less than welcome reasons, but for just such, seems stranger to me to see it done not in rugger kit but in best army greens and gloves :salute:

    If only there was still some of the former formal chivalric introductions prior to battle, like champion/best vs champion/best, or in the NZ'ers case, if they cannot stand a full Haka, defer the field of battle...
    A dance-off instead of a kill-off so to speak.
     
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    Agree there is does seem out of place at first but that does not detract from its symbolism. :salute: Very moving to watch.
     
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    Coincidently, Haka means grave in my country.
    :salute:
     
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    I've seen the "Blacks" do their Haka before a match,impressive to watch,thou honoring the dead brings out a hell of alot more meaning
     
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