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This is absolutely pathetic on the part of the english.with just one test remaining, calls to end the All Blacks' haka are reverberating around the British Isles ahead of this weekend's test against England.
It is no surprise given the standard of their rugby team the English are again on the wind-up.
The controversy is growing following the death stare dished out by the Welsh before last weekend's test, and the English, perhaps eager to divert attention away from their record loss to the Springboks, say the haka gives the All Blacks an unfair psychological advantage.
"We have in the past tried to use the haka as a motivation to make sure we start well," says All Black prop Neemia Tialata, "but with teams now facing up to the challenge and making sure there's five minutes break before we kick off, it has been a little bit challenging for us."
Thorn thinks it is just sour grapes, and says the English would be better off worrying about the 80 minutes that follow the haka.
The haka is a challenge that the other team face. The welsh had the balls to give a death stare back. See this link for that
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But the english tried turning their back to it and only ended up looking bad.
That they are scared of the haka does definitely give us a psychological advantage, but if they want that back then perhaps they should get the welsh to play for them.