Bok coach Peter de Villiers caused a bit of a stir this week by suggesting that the Haka was losing its respect due to its being performed too often.
Well, the Kiwis have no need to worry as here’s BDR’s guide to other potential pre-match challenges that could be just as effective.
Everybody’s favourite Latin dance sensation that allowed even geeks a chance to look good on the dance-floor.
Pros: Optional maracas could be a nice touch (we’re looking at you Sonny Bill!)
Cons: Opposing team are likely to join in, which would just get plain awkward
The Hokey-Pokey (Cokey)
Old school participation song-cum-dance that set the benchmark for others to follow.
Pros: So easy (the words are the moves) that even the most uncoordinated can do it…Colin ‘butter fingers’ Slade take note!
Cons: The ‘shake it all about’ section may not set the right tone for the match
The Time Warp
The indie S&M version of the Hokey Pokey featured in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Pros: More edgy than the others, but just as addictive and the All-Black kit fits the mood perfectly
Cons: Tricky to sing and perform with some high vocal register parts – so lots of warm-up required
Who doesn’t know the Y.M.C.A? The ultimate party dance made famous by the sports bar-loving Village People.
Pros: The element of surprise and a good excuse to be more adventurous with facial hair
Cons: Too many to mention
So there you have it…something for Graham Henry’s successor to mull over.
If BDR readers have any of their own suggestions please feel free to try these out in the privacy of your own home.