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All Blacks haka at Parliament, 2011

All Blacks haka at Parliament, 2011

The 2011 Rugby World Cup saw huge national interest in rugby and much social and political energy went into using the tournament to convey New Zealand's identity to visitors and television audiences overseas. When the All Blacks won the cup, they were given victory parades in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and were invited to Parliament where they performed this haka led by captain Richie McCaw (centre).

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Jock Phillips, 'Sport and the nation - Sport and the nation after 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013