Rugby
Haka world record smashed in New Zealand
RUGBY

Haka world record smashed in New Zealand

Thousands turned up to perform what is claimed to have been comfortably the biggest ever haka in New Zealand.

Over 7,000 people shattered the world record for the biggest ever haka in Rotorua just hours before the British and Irish Lions broke a record of their own in New Zealand on Saturday.

MORE: Rampant Lions make big statement with record win over MaorisWallabies hammered after shocking loss to Scotland

Around 7,700 of all ages - including Lions fans - were said to have turned out in force at the Village Green in Rotorua.


The previous record haka was performed by 4,028 participants in France three years ago, but that was blown away this weekend.


It was then the turn of the British and Irish Lions to put on a show of their own, defeating the Maori All Blacks 32-10 at a wet Rotorua International Stadium.

The victory for the Lions was their most emphatic ever against the Maoris a week before they face the world champions in the first match of the three-Test series.

Share this article

Features

Latest stories

football

How close Messi came to playing for Real Madrid not Barcelona

tennis

Gavrilova loses epic, Barty through to semi-finals at Aegon Classic

football

Record-breaking Sanchez not enough as Chile held by Germany

A League

Melbourne City appoint former Wigan and United coach

football

Cristiano Ronaldo avoids the media as speculation about his future intensifies

football

No time for myths as Australia face hard reality against Germany

football

WATCH: VAR controversy mars Chile's win over Cameroon

cricket

Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy

rugby

Haka world record smashed in New Zealand

rugby

Rampant Lions make big statement with record win over Maoris

Former UFC champion hospitalised after colliding with train

golf

U.S. Open 2017: World's top three all miss cut at Erin Hills

MoreLess
Back to Top