The Kiwi players celebrated their victory after defeating England (26-7) in the Hong Kong Sevens tournament on Sunday.
While hunky sportsmen ripping off shirts in the rain was mostly what people found fascinating about the viral video, there is much more to it than just that.
The dance routine is known as haka. It is a form of tribute to the different indigenous tribes of New Zealand.
While Kiwi rugby players mostly use haka to intimidate their opponents, it’s also performed on various other occasions such as parties or even funerals.
Have a look at some of the most prominent haka dance routines in the videos below:
Original Maori Haka Dance:
Rugby World Cup Final 2011: NZ Vs France:
Beyonce Joins Kiwis For Haka War Dance:
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