Haka

Dennis Goodboy

Hi pup fans!

I'm currently in Tianjin . I'll tell you all about that another week, but I just have to say that polo is my new favourite activity. I wonder if I can persuade one of the riding centres in Hong Kong to host a canine polo tournament ...

Tuesday, 5 July, 2011, 12:00am

Few people know this competition better than Eales

Wallabies great John Eales played in many great Bledisloe Cup clashes - even kicking goals from the sidelines to help Australia win.

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Today's schedule

2.30 Gates open

3.30 Mini rugby matches

3.55 All Blacks and Wallabies start their warm-ups

4.15 Lion dance

4.18 The presidents of the HKRFU (Brian Stevenson), ARU (Paul McLean) and NZRU (Andy Leslie) dot the lion's eyes.

4.20 Chinese drummers perform

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Haka powers rugby players

Enthusiastic young rugby players gave a surprise performance of a lively haka war cry at a rugby dinner in Hong Kong this week.

The haka was made famous by New Zealand's All Blacks rugby team who perform it before each match.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

War cry

The haka is a traditional Maori dance that is more familiar to sports fans as it is performed by New Zealand's All Blacks rugby team before every match. The ritual is performed to promote New Zealand's heritage and perhaps also to intimidate the other team and motivate the players to win.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Wrath

'Forceful, often vindictive anger'

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Bankers top up the pot with karaoke night

Credit Suisse First Boston staff let their hair down with a song in their heart

It was mayhem in the Armani Bar women's toilets.

Diana Ross and two of her Supremes, plus the female contingent of ABBA battled for the mirrors amid sequined tops, spandex trousers and wigs from the lanes of Central.

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Event's haka demeans Maori tradition

As New Zealanders now living and working in Hong Kong, my husband and I have anticipated the Hong Kong Sevens with great enthusiasm. This anticipation was soured greatly when we read in your sports pages that a group of Chinese scholarship rugby players performed a haka prior to the draw ('HK given rough deal for sevens showpiece,' South China Morning Post, February 27).

2 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Just Tasting

THE Lee Theatre was pulled down, the cockroaches moved house, and more of Hong Kong's history dissolved into rubble ... only to be resurrected as a shiny new plaza. Come January, the Irish will move into the basement of the new building in Causeway Bay with O'Brien's, a three-venue food complex of 11,000 square feet.

16 Oct 1994 - 12:00am