Bledisloe Cup – Australia vs New Zealand: Wallabies place boomerang in entrance of rivals throughout intense haka on the MCG
- The Wallabies supplied a novel response to the haka
- Australia tackle New Zealand within the Bledisloe Cup
- Allan Alaalatoa positioned a boomerang in entrance of the All Blacks
New Zealand tried to silence the MCG crowd with a spine-tingling haka on Saturday night time, however have been met with a novel response from the Wallabies.
However they face a troublesome problem within the All Blacks, who’re hitting their stride forward of this yr’s Rugby World Cup in France.
And forward of kick off, with New Zealand performing their conventional pre-match haka, the Wallabies responded with an fascinating present for his or her guests.
Allan Alaalatoa stepped ahead with a boomerang and positioned it in entrance of the All Blacks, earlier than backing away with a steely glare in his eye.
Allan Alaalatoa positioned a boomerang in entrance of the All Blacks whereas they carried out the haka
Groups have tried to fight the haka over time. England have been fined for this in 2019
The boomerang was positioned as a welcome present to Australia, pundits on Stan Sports activities clarified.
Through the years, quite a lot of groups have responded to the haka in eye-catching methods. Final yr, the Wallabies positioned themselves in a boomerang shape to counteract the haka.
On the 2019 World Cup, England have been fined for standing in a V-shape in response to the pre-match custom. The effective amounted to a nominal four-figure penalty.
Forward of the 2011 World Cup ultimate, the French staff linked arms and walked in unison in direction of the All Blacks – one of the vital memorable reactions to the haka in rugby historical past.