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Samoan Haka - All Blacks Haka - Fiji Haka - Tongan Haka.
The mighty Samoans spiced up their version of the haka!

Le Manu Samoa ia manu le fai o le faiva
(The Manu Samoa, may you succeed in your mission )

Le Manu Samoa lenei ua ou sau
(The Manu Samoa, here I come )

Leai se isi Manu oi le atu laulau
(There is no other Manu (team) anywhere )

Ua ou sai nei ma le mea atoa
(Here I come completely prepared)

O lou malosi ua atoatoa
(My strength is at its peak)

Ia e faatafa ma e soso ese
(Make way and move aside)

Leaga o lenei manu e uiga ese
(Because this Manu is unique)

Le Manu Samoa
(The Manu Samoa )

Le Manu Samoa
(The Manu Samoa)

Le Manu Samoa e o mai I Samoa
(The Manu Samoa reigns from Samoa)

Samoa used to perform the traditional 'Ma'ulu'ulu Moa' on tour.

Prior to the 1991 World Cup, the 'Manu' war chant was composed.

It was considered it to be more 'aggro' and effective in psyching players up.

Samoa is one of the most fertile breeding grounds for raw rugby talent in the world and the islanders' influence can be felt pretty much wherever the game is played.

Most professional clubs in England has at least one Samoan on the books.

They are renowned for their hard-tackling, toughness and will to win.
Learn the All Blacks haka!
All Blacks haka:

Ringa pakia
(Slap the hands against the thighs)

Uma tiraha
(Puff out the chest)

Turi whatia
(Bend the knees)

Hope whai ake
(Let the hip follow)

Waewae takahia kia kino
(Stamp the feet as hard as you can)

Ka mate! Ka mate!
(It is death!, It is death!)

Ka ora! Ka ora!
(It is life!, It is life!)

Ka mate! Ka mate!
(It is death! It is death!)

Ka ora! Ka ora!
(It is life! It is life!)

Tenei Te Tangata Puhuru huru
(This is the hairy man)

Nana nei tiki mai
(Who fetched the sun)

Whakawhiti te ra
(And caused to shine again)

A upa ne ka up ane
(One upward step, another upward step)

Upane, Kaupane
(An upward step)

Whiti te ra
(The sun shines!)

The Haka was first performed by the All Blacks in 1987
When it comes to the Haka, the northern hemisphrere is infactuated on everything about it.

It involves scary faces, lots of thigh-slapping and loud chanting.

But there is so much history behind the war dance - so we thought we'd give you a chance to find out what it's all about.

The Academy's giving you the chance to learn the words to the traditional haka performed by the mighty All Blacks.

The cibi Fiji rugby war dance
Ai tei vovo, tei vovo
(Make ready, make ready)
E ya, e ya, e ya, e ya;
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh;)
Tei vovo, tei vovo
(Make ready, make ready)
E ya, e ya, e ya, e ya
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)

Rai tu mai, rai tu mai
(Look hither, look hither)
Oi au a virviri kemu bai
(I build a breastwork for you,)
Rai tu mai, rai ti mai
(Look hither, look hither)
Oi au a virviri kemu bai
(I build a breastwork for you)

Toa yalewa, toa yalewa
(A cock and a hen,)
Veico, veico, veico
(They attack, attack, attack)
Au tabu moce koi au
(It is tabu for me to slumber)
Au moce ga ki domo ni biau
(Except to the sound of breakers)

E luvu koto ki ra nomu waqa
(Your ship is sunk below)
O kaya beka au sa luvu sara
(Don't think I'm drowned too.)
Nomu bai e wawa mere
(Your defence is just waiting)
Au tokia ga ka tasere
(To crumble when I prick it.)

The cibi (pronounced 'thimbi') is a war dance performed by the Fiji rugby team before each Test match.

The chant has been used on the rugby field since 1939, though it's origins date back to the country's warring times with their Pacific neighbours.

On their return home the warriors heralded their victory by displaying flags - one for every enemy slain.

They were met by the women with songs and accompanying gestures - often obscene!

The cibi was meant for open battle to inspire the troops, but it was sung with more vigour when the victorious army returned home to celebrate.

In 1939 when Fiji prepared for its first-ever tour of New Zealand, the captain, Ratu Sir George Cakobau, thought his team should have a war dance to match the All Blacks.

His team adopted the cibi and went on to become the only team to remain unbeaten on a full tour to New Zealand!

The Kailao is the Tongan 'haka'!
'Ei e!, 'Ei e!
(Aye, ay! Aye, ay!)
Teu lea pea tala ki mamani katoa
(I shall speak to the whole world)
Ko e 'Ikhale Tahi kuo halofia.
(The Sea Eagles is famished unfurl.)

Ke 'ilo 'e he sola mo e taka
(Let the foreigner and sojourner beware)
Ko e 'aho ni teu tamate tangata,
(Today, destroyer of souls, I am everywhere)
'A e haafe mo e tautua'a
(To the halfback and backs)
Kuo hu'i hoku anga tangata.
(Gone has my humanness.)

He! he! 'Ei e! Tu.
(Hey! hey! Aye ay! Zap.)

Teu peluki e molo mo e foueti taka,
(Maul and loose forwards shall I mow
Pea ngungu mo ha loto fita'a
(And crunch any fierce hearts you know)
Teu inu e 'oseni, pea kana mo e afi
(Ocean I drink, fire I dine)
Keu mate ai he ko hoku loto.
(To death or victory my will is fine.)

Ko Tonga pe mate ki he moto
(That's how Tonga dies to her motto)
Ko Tonga pe mate ki he moto.
(To her motto Tonga gives all.)

The Kailao has been been adopted by the Tongan team as their 'haka'!

The kailao was originally a war dance imported to Tonga from nearby Wallis Island.

It's usually performed at public and private ceremonies.

The men, bearing clubs or fighting sticks, dance in a fierce manner that emulates fighting, all to the accompaniment of a slit drum or a tin box.

Hopefully the Tongan team leave their weapons behind for their on-field version of the performance!