This morning a caller to Sally Loane’s ABC Radio show raised the vexed question of the “unfair advantage” accruing to the NZ All Blacks from their pre-game Haka – ‘Ka Mate! Ka Mate!’ or ‘Te Rauparaha’s Haka.’ With the World Cup looming, the caller was concerned that our national interest be properly served by tabling a host of complaints about this flagrant example of psychological steroid consumption, with the International Rugby Board.
It seems to me that a more positive approach would be to come up with a typically Australian confidence-builder that our own brave lads could utilise. A formation line-dancing arrangement of “Waltzing Matilda” maybe? Dragging some eskies onto the paddock and pelting the opposition with crushed beercans and sly allusions about the sexual proclivities of their mothers? A major Kylie dance routine to “Better the Devil You Know?”
I’m sure we could come up with something….