England fined for encroaching on All Blacks' haka

Rugby Oct 30, 2019

England fined for encroaching on All Blacks' haka

England has been fined for crossing the halfway line during New Zealand's haka after players made a provocative V-shaped formation before last weekend's Rugby World Cup semifinal in Yokohama, tournament organizers said Wednesday. Protocol states opponents must remain in their own half while the All ...

Kiwis bristle as <I>haka</I> draws flak

Rugby Sep 26, 2019

Kiwis bristle as haka draws flak

One of rugby's perennial controversies has reared its head at this year's World Cup in Japan — does performing the haka give the All Blacks an unfair advantage over their opponents? The question crops up at most tournaments and — along with other recurring talking ...