The New Zealand All Blacks are arguably the country’s most potent export. Their prowess on the field and their record as three times Rugby World Cup winners make them fine ambassadors for the island nation and the game of rugby. So it is perhaps only natural, and expected, that others will try to copy them. Since 1906 the All Blacks have laid down a challenge to their opponents with the haka ‘Ka Mate’ which was created by Maori Ngati Toa Chief Te Rauparaha in the 1820s. Little did he know that almost 200 years later school boys in Zimbabwe would have adopted and adapted it.
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