The Chiefs celebrated their Super Rugby victory for the second straight year with a fantastic Haka, and we are lucky there is video of it. The Chiefs stood in midfield at Waikato Stadium and faced their fans while performing the Haka, and the intensity wasn’t lost on anyone.
According to Rugby Dump the tradition is to honor friends and family.
Liam Messam said that it is their way of thanking the fans, friends and family. “It’s part of our culture and who we are as a team. It’s just pretty much giving thanks to our friends and family, they sit in front of us, so, just all the sacrifices they’ve done for us over the years.. That’s for them”
Injured players, such as Richard Kahui and Mo Schwalger – crutches and all – even joined in.
“You can see the emotion there of eight months of hard work in that Haka. Very proud moment for them,” said former All Black lock Ian Jones.