All Blacks, France set to renew long-standing rivalry after being drawn in same pool for 2023 Rugby World Cup
A New Zealand-France game evokes so many memories — the 1987 and 2011 finals, both won by the All Blacks; the dramatic ‘99 semi-final and ’07 quarter-final, both won by Les Tricolores.
New Zealand captain Sam Cane symbolically place the shirt on the ground as a mark of respect ahead of their traditional haka.
The tournament, already delayed from August and September, had been expected to be staged in New Zealand from 7 November to 12 December because of New Zealand’s initial success in containing the coronavirus pandemic.
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From ignoring the haka to performing one of their own, opponents down the years have come up with innovative ways to face down the pre-match ritual. Here are some of the best ripostes to the ancient Maori challenge:
Rugby World Cup 2019: England fined for haka challenge even as All Blacks praise 'fantastic' response
England have been fined for crossing the halfway line during New Zealand's haka after they formed a provocative V-shaped formation at last weekend's World Cup semi-final in Yokohama, tournament organisers said
Rugby World Cup 2019: George Ford-led England end New Zealand's eight-year reign as champions with semi-final win
Another Ford penalty extended the lead but George's overthrown line-out near England's line was collected by Savea, with fly-half Richie Mo'unga converting
New Zealand, seeking a third successive Rugby World Cup title, scored three first-half tries to all but end the game as a contest, going on to add four more in the second period.
Rugby World Cup 2019: Defending champions New Zealand make statement of intent with hard-fought win over South Africa
South Africa's reputed staunch defence was exposed by 26 missed tackles in the first half as the All Blacks' pace proved too much to handle