The All Blacks will stage a moment of silence for recently deceased gorilla Harambe, before this Saturday’s clash with Argentina.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen told Thai Castle, “The team have always been very inspired by Harambe and his unceremonious death earlier this year has been hard on all the boys. We thought that this would be the best way to pay tribute to our favourite gorilla”.
Team captain, Kieran Read, was visibly emotional stating “I was lucky enough to meet Harambe a few years back when the team toured the US. He just had such a presence and downed those bananas like a champ.”
Along with the moment of silence the other players will be paying their own tributes to Harambe. Aaron Smith will be getting a Harambe tattoo on his chest, and Owen Franks will be performing an honorary ‘dab’ for Harambe after the national anthem.
The team is also considering doing a special haka for the dead ape changing the words in the Haka from “Ka Mate Ka Mate” to “Ha-ram-be Ha-ram-be”