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Who will leade the Haka?
Tamati Ellison
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Tanerau Latimer
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So a green squad selected for what is being treated as a midweek fixture, but a side thought mentioned in an article about it - who will lead the Haka?

Tradition dictates that the senior Maori member of the match 22 leads the Haka.

Since Tana stepped down it has been led by Rico Gear, then Piri Weepu predominantly. In their absence it has been led by Keven Mealamu, Carl Hayman and Aaron Mauger. Then came one of the coolest things I've seen - Richie himself leading the Haka as Captain - and damn if he doesn't do a good job of it.

But none of them are there for this game (except Richie on the bench) - so who's it to be?

Well there are 3 real options in Tamati Ellison, Liam Messam, and Tanerau Latimer. Arguably Rodney as captain but it won't be him for sure.

Latimer has the most Test caps of the trio, but Ellison and Messam Co-Captained the NZ Maori squad last year, and Ellison Captained the Junior ABs this year.
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 3:11 am

I think it will Messam actually. Ellison is too softly spoken and reckon Messam will do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 3:12 am

Liam Messam for sure, I reckon he'd do a mean job of it to. Ellison on debut will have enough on his plate.

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i would have to say it would be Messam.
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 5:04 am

mccaw will do it no doubt about it
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 5:06 am

A bench player shouldn't do it. That'd be stupid, leads this energetic aggresive Haka then takes his seat on the bench...

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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 5:10 am

yeah weepu has done it before, and im pretty sure spencer did as well, not the ideal situation i reckon

i would like to see all 3 lead it with messam moving up a step closer
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 5:52 am

Please dont let it be Rodney. He sounds like a girl.

Messam would be good I reckon.
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 6:02 am

40/20 wrote:
Please dont let it be Rodney. He sounds like a girl.

Messam would be good I reckon.
lol.

it always looks weird seing McCaw lead it.
a white guy doing Maori...just looks weird
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 8:57 pm

I'm a white guy and I led the Haka in my school Kapa Haka group for 2 years...

Piri used to lead it as a reserve often because he was the only Maori player. Richie only leads the Haka when there is not a Maori player in the team, even earlier in the year it was led by Hosea Gear.
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 10:07 pm

Carl Hayman was always good value when leading the haka, especially when he had his mountain man beard.

He's worth getting back for that alone.
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 10:40 pm

Messam! when is the game ?
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeThu Nov 12, 2009 10:51 pm

Agree with 40/20 Smile

Best Haka leading ever though has to go to Shelford
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeFri Nov 13, 2009 11:04 pm

the best haka leading ever was Tana at the brook kapa o pango hands down
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeFri Nov 13, 2009 11:35 pm

i would say Messam
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 14, 2009 12:43 am

Liam Messam would be the best option, and I reckon he'd do a pretty good job.

Richie wouldn't be a very good option for numerous reasons.
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 14, 2009 3:39 am

philly wrote:
40/20 wrote:
Please dont let it be Rodney. He sounds like a girl.

Messam would be good I reckon.
lol.

it always looks weird seing McCaw lead it.
a white guy doing Maori...just looks weird

haha without knowing much about the tradition and all that ive always thought a white guy leading it was weird too haha
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Tana was awesome at leading the haka.
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 14, 2009 10:25 pm

we were all wrong haha mils led it

ellison was good as well
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeMon Nov 16, 2009 4:47 am

ChickenHBHS wrote:
the best haka leading ever was Tana at the brook kapa o pango hands down




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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeMon Nov 16, 2009 2:18 pm

Hendo Maroon wrote:
ChickenHBHS wrote:
the best haka leading ever was Tana at the brook kapa o pango hands down




EPIC

Wow Laughing

Was that the first game they did the new Haka?
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PostSubject: Re: Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy?   Who will Lead the Haka to Challenge Italy? Icon_minitimeMon Nov 16, 2009 9:35 pm

Yea mate, it was pretty intense aye

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