For the first time ever the team will perform an Aboriginal Wardance before this Saturdays game with the All Blacks.
The idea came from the team coaching staff who realised that everytime the All Blacks had beaten them they had performed the haka before the match.
Chieka went on to say “We have been watching the tapes over and over of the previous games and have come to conclusion that the only thing the All Blacks have done differently from us, apart from score more points and play more efficiently, is the haka. Apparently we can’t do a haka as it is indigenous to NZ so our coaching staff did some research and found out that Australia has indigenous people as well.”
The team has struggled with learning the dance, however, with Chieka going on to say “It has been hard for the team to learn it since no one is an indigenous Australian. Kurtley Beale keeps saying he wants to lead it but he is Indian so we do not think that would be appropriate.”
Adam Ashley-Cooper has been picked to lead the Wardance which will occur at the same time the All Blacks do the haka.