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Maori All Blacks rugby team wows students with Haka at East Vancouver high school (VIDEO)

Rob Williams Nov 03, 2017 12:15 pm 10,043

The Maori All Blacks gave students a cultural lesson at Britannia Secondary School in Vancouver on Thursday.

In town for their match against Canada at BC Place on Friday night, the team of rugby players from New Zealand performed a rendition of the world-famous Haka in the school gym. The Haka is a traditional war dance in the Maori culture, which the team performs before rugby matches.

Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueamย host nations were also on hand, as was Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson.

Over 29,000 tickets have been sold for Friday’s match, making it the largest crowd for a fifteens rugby match ever in Canada. They’ll get to see the Haka at BC Place, but Britannia got an up-close preview:

I got to meet the All Blacks from New Zealand yesterday and welcome them to our territory! I also met the mayor of Vancouver. #winning #rugby #allblacks #haka #newzealandallblacks #newzealand #vancouver #yvr #hopefromsks #hopesks #statuskrew #rudegang #rudgangent #indigenous #indigenousrising #tradition #coastsalish #maori #sks #brittaniaelementary #school #rugby2017 #ceremony #hope

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Welcome to Vancouver Maori @allblacks ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰

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"We are now forever connected" the welcome to the unceded homelands from @tsleil to the @allblacks

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I don't think my #Haka face is very fierce? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ great to meet some of the boys from the @newzealandallblacks today! ๐Ÿ†@Seanwainui

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