Kiwis' 'spine tingling' haka sets social media ablaze

The Kiwis rugby league team performed a "spine tingling" haka ahead of their clash with the Kangaroos on Saturday night.

Led by Adam Blair, the Kiwi's impressive haka set social media alight and sparked debate about whether it was better than the All Blacks'.

"I think the Kiwi league team should teach the All Blacks how to do the Haka," tweeted one fan, while another complimented Joseph Manu and Brandon Smith.

The Fox Sports NRL twitter account labelled the performance "spine tingling", but another user questioned if the Kiwis actually thought the Aussies believed the haka was "scary".

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's security guards certainly think it is, after an incident last month where guards thought a haka performance at an awards ceremony was a terrorist attack.

Saturday's match is a long-awaited clash between these two arch-rivals in New Zealand, where they last met four years ago in the Four Nations final in Wellington.

The haka is called Te Iwi Kiwi, and was written to encompass the different nationalities that make up the team, including Maori, Pakeha, Pacific Islands and Asian.

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