All Blacks have taken haka too far with throat-cutting gesture, rugby officials saymore...
by HARRY DAVIES the Scotsman
But New Zealand officials believe the All Blacks may have gone too far in their efforts to intimidate their sporting rivals. Ahead of tomorrow's Test match against Ireland, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) yesterday asked its players to refrain from a controversial throat-cutting gesture that they introduced into the haka last year.
"We were aware of the reaction in some quarters of the public to "Kapa O Pango" and in particular to the gesture at the end of the haka," said Chris Moller, the NZRU chief executive
published: June 9, 2006