If the All Blacks start thinking that opposition teams don't have the right to respond to the haka, they may as well stop doing it.
I thought the response of the Wales team before last Saturday's Test in Cardiff was great. I don't think they did anything wrong.
It was their silent way of doing the haka back to us, one way to stand up to it.
Wales face down All Blacks' Haka
If centre Ma'a Nonu says he was upset by it, he needs to pull his head in.
If that is what he thinks he is weak, he has exposed himself as fragile. By saying it upset him he has told everyone else that he is affected by it when someone responds to the haka.
Who knows what other teams might start doing if they think the All Blacks are going to be that precious about it?
Maybe England will try a Morris dance on Saturday! Or perhaps someone will run round the back of the All Blacks while they are doing it - what would happen then?
People remember Ireland captain Willie Anderson taking his team right into the faces of the All Blacks in 1989, and England hooker Richard Cockerill eyeballing Norm Hewitt in 1997. David Campese used to go off and mess around with a ball against us.
I haven't got a problem with any of that. It is whatever works for the opposition.
It worked for Wales, and there was nothing malicious about what they did at all. It was just a stand-up, that is what it is. Get over it.
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