Kangaroos may introduce war dance in 2017

The Australian rugby league team are looking to introduce a war dance for when Australia and New Zealand host the next rugby league World Cup in 2017.

 image source All Black Facebook page


New Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is a huge fan of the idea, and says it would be an ideal way of celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Australia’s last pre-game cry in France in 1967.

If fully embraced by the code, it is believed that the war dance could eventually become the Australian version of the haka and a symbol of national pride.

source Greg Inglis FB page


The idea has previously been floated by indigenous Kangaroos stars Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis, however Meninga said it need to be "all-encompassing" of other nationalities.

Although what’s wrong with the Indigenous war dance which Inglis led ahead of the NRL All Stars game?


With this in mind check out the following pre-match war challenges from around the Pacific:

Samoan Siva Tau



Tongan Sipi Tau


Fijian Cibi