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The New Zealand and Tonga Rugby Team Haka

In the traditional Maori haka, warriors prepare for battle by engaging in stereotyped grimaces, vocalizations, and battle moves.

Here, a contemporary rugby team uses thehaka to prepare for games. How does appropriating a warrior tradition help the team within this context? How does it effect the emotions of the participants versus the emotions of the viewers?

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