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Watch: The Intense "Throat-Slitting" Haka Ahead Of World Cup Quarter Final

Watch: The Intense "Throat-Slitting" Haka Ahead Of World Cup Quarter Final
By Conor O'Leary Updated

The New Zealand haka is one of the most anticipated traditions in sport. The traditional war dance precedes all New Zealand games, when the team perform one of the two chants ahead of a game.

The most common haka is the "Ka Mate" which most people are familiar with. But it wasn't the Ka Mate that France saw in Cardiff on Saturday. The All Blacks using the throat slitting Kapo O Pango - the haka they only reserve for the biggest of games, or when they feel like their backs are against the wall.

No one can say they weren't up for the game.

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