Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# war dance

All time
# facing history
Ireland face the haka twice next month, but what does it really mean to the All Blacks?
We spoke to Doug Howlett, Tiki Edwards and Joe Royal about the famous Māori tradition.
# war dance
Tonga and New Zealand's war dances were pretty intimidating this evening
Who came out on to in The Sipi Tau v The Haka
# shapes
Before Fiji bring the Cibi back to your screens tomorrow, pick your favourite 'war dance' in the RWC
Love them or hate them, you can’t ignore these Pacific nations.
# You can dance if you want to
New video shows just how much the Haka has changed in 93 years
A vital part of the game, or an unfair advantage for New Zealand?
# war dance
The All Blacks got a rousing welcome ahead of an historic game in Samoa
The Samoans have named their XV for an historic Test match in Apia on Wednesday.
# war dance
Hundreds of students join in for spine-tingling New Zealand schools haka
The pre-match war dances before the Auckland Grammar v King’s College fixture were memorable.
# intimidation
New Zealand and Samoa had a war dance-off at the JWC
Supporters in Auckland were treated to a rare and unique Haka vs. Siva Tau battle.
# Passion
The Siva Tau: the Samoan war dance Ireland will face
Here’s what Joe Schmidt’s men will be challenged with before Saturday’s test match in Dublin.
# haka on top
Beyoncé partook in a little backstage Haka while in New Zealand
Typically, she nailed it.
# victory dance
Spine-tingling Haka from Chiefs as they celebrate Super Rugby success
After which, the newly-crowned champions slurped on some tastefully labelled beers.