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England players were challenging when New Zealand prepared to perform the Haka - with the men of Eddie Jones in line-up and as close as possible to the All Blacks for the crucial semi-final of the World Cup

Insists that the haka of the All Blacks be BANNED after England has been fined for their V-shaped reaction to the pre-game challenge during the World Cup

  • England responded to the haka of New Zealand with a V-shaped formation
  • The team fanned out from Captain Owen Farrell and some stepped halfway
  • World Rugby has great England for their actions prior to the semi-final
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More and more calls are being made to ban the famous haka of the All Blacks from the rugby field – after England was fined for their unorthodox formation during the World Cup victory against New Zealand.

The Eddie Jones team was in a & # 39; V & # 39; formation around the traditional Kiwi pre-match & # 39; to face the war challenge, with some players crossing the half line – despite protocols dictating to the other team to stay in their own half.

England's decision to break the protocol has hit them with a nominal fine of four digits.

But the controversy over the haka – and England's response to it – has led some to completely ban the pre-game tradition because it is a & # 39; negative & # 39; impact on the game.

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New Zealand sports commentator Chris Rattue claims that the haka has taken the players focus and concentration away and let their energy sink at the start of every match.

& # 39; It's time to consider releasing the haka or placing it somewhere else, in the name of winning & # 39 ;, he wrote in the Herald in New Zealand.

England players were challenging when New Zealand prepared to perform the Haka - with the men of Eddie Jones in line-up and as close as possible to the All Blacks for the crucial semi-final of the World Cup

England players were challenging when New Zealand prepared to perform the Haka – with the men of Eddie Jones in line-up and as close as possible to the All Blacks for the crucial semi-final of the World Cup

The referee even had to warn Joe Marler and his teammates to go back to have the Kiwi & # 39; s perform their famous routine before the crucial semi-final

The referee even had to warn Joe Marler and his teammates to go back to have the Kiwi & # 39; s perform their famous routine before the crucial semi-final

The referee even had to warn Joe Marler and his teammates to go back to have the Kiwi & # 39; s perform their famous routine before the crucial semi-final

The Irish rugby writer, Ewan MacKenna, caused indignation earlier this month when he wrote a piece calling for the pre-match ritual to be banned – but his reasons were very different from Rattue's.

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He claimed that the haka gave New Zealand an unfair advantage.

He also claimed that the World Cup & # 39; was dancing & # 39 ;.

& # 39; That's a shame, because New Zealand is rightly big enough without a massage of their already huge egos. & # 39;

Owen Farrell was caught on camera grinning at the haka of New Zealand prior to the semi-final

Owen Farrell was caught on camera grinning at the haka of New Zealand prior to the semi-final

Owen Farrell was caught on camera grinning at the haka of New Zealand prior to the semi-final

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Former English whore Brian Moore even said he was bored with it & # 39 ;.

Sports columnist Kevin Kevin Norquay shot back and defended the haka as a & # 39; national treasure & # 39 ;.

What is a haka?

A haka is a Maori war dance. It is usually performed during funerals, weddings and sports competitions.

The All Blacks haka is perhaps the most famous.

They perform two haka & # 39; s – Ka Mate and Kapa o Pango.

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Kapa o Pango was composed by Derek Lardelli for exclusive use of the All Blacks in 2005.

& # 39; If an Irish shock jock column writer wants the haka to ban his blarney, akin to Kiwi & # 39; s telling the Irish that there is too much Guinness in the world, & # 39; he wrote.

The haka was a point of contention during the Rugby World Cup this year.

England players afterwards revealed that the V-shape was the idea of ​​their coach Eddie Jones, with Mako Vunipola afterwards admitting that & # 39; we knew it would shake them up & # 39 ;.

Captain Farrell was portrayed as he performed the dance, while New Zealand scrum half Aaron Smith said afterwards that Farrell was winking at him.

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The amount of the fine was not disclosed, but in 2011 France received $ 3,200 after forming an arrowhead and marching to the haka before the World Cup Final in Auckland.

Several players from England moved over to half of New Zealand and were instructed to take a step back

Several players from England moved over to half of New Zealand and were instructed to take a step back

Several players from England moved over to half of New Zealand and were instructed to take a step back

France was fined £ 2500 for forming a V shape and claiming the haka in the 2011 final

France was fined £ 2500 for forming a V shape and claiming the haka in the 2011 final

France was fined £ 2500 for forming a V shape and claiming the haka in the 2011 final

Before England made waves with their V-formation, Irish fans caused a stir during their own pre-game shenanigans.

While the All Blacks started their ceremonial war cry, Irish fans heard the text shout to folk ballad The Fields Of Athenry.

According to the World Rugby rules, teams must stand at least 10 meters apart during the Haka performance. However, this was introduced as a security after several attempts to undo the All Blacks in recent years.

The French team linked the poor and in 2011 ran a few meters from the New Zealand team

The French team linked the poor and in 2011 ran a few meters from the New Zealand team

The French team linked the poor and in 2011 ran a few meters from the New Zealand team

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