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Watch: South African Schoolboys Laugh Off Intense Haka

Watch: South African Schoolboys Laugh Off Intense Haka
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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South African school Grey College have gone and added their own entry into the pantheon of memorable haka responses.

Willie Anderson and Ireland have one of the more notable responses from 1989, when the Irish captain got right into the face of All Black captain Buck Shelford.

The 2009 Ireland U20s, featuring the likes of Conor Murray and Jack McGrath, had a similar haka response against the Baby Blacks, while Wales and France have both had notable responses throughout the years.

Competing at the World School's Festival in Thailand, Grey College faced off against Hamilton Boys of New Zealand and did not seem particularly intimidated the kiwi School's rendition of the traditional Maori war dance.

In fact, some of the teenagers seemed fairly amused at the haka, a response which could backfire spectacularly, or could even end up spurring them on with an air of confidence.

A Confident Response To An Intense Haka


READ HERE: Former All Black Says He "Cringed" At "Disrespectful" Haka Against Ireland In Chicago's Soldier Field

Also competing in the tournament are one of the giants of Irish school's rugby, St. Michael's College.


Since making their name as a dominant force in the Leinster School's Senior Cup in the mid-00's, the Ailesbury Road have become the main producer of professional Leinster rugby players, alongside Blackrock College.

Before heading into the tournament in Thailand, their director of rugby, Andy Skehan, gave his thoughts:

“We are looking forward to being part of this fantastic new event.


“We are proud to be part of such a great line-up of schools from around the world. It’s truly unique. The tournament is ground-breaking, and as a rugby experience it will give our players some truly unforgettable memories of representing the College.”

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