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All Blacks desecrated the haka

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OPINION: England rugby coach Eddie Jones has managed to transport New Zealand 20 years back in time by mentioning the words Spice Girls and haka in the same breath.

For those who missed it, Jones has said he would pay little attention when the All Blacks perform the haka at Twickenham on Sunday morning, just he would not notice if the Spice Girls were singing.

"They're making a comeback aren't they, the Spice Girls? Maybe they could sing at that time. It's got no relevance to me at all."

Stop right now Eddie, even if you're joking that's not what most Kiwis really, really want to hear.

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In 1997, when they were in full chart-topping voice, the girl-power pop band performed a version of the haka to a crowd of 100 in Bali.

Traditionally haka has men to the fore, with the women lending vocal support in the rear.

"How are they supposed to know that?" Spice Girls........

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