A handful of teams that have many players of Polynesian descent perform the Haka, a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand, before games.
One of these teams is Arizona. Like they’ve done for a few years, the squad will perform the Haka in front of the Wildcats’ student section “immediately before kickoff” at each home game this season. We can only hope that head coach Rich Rodriguez joins them.
If you want to embody the spirit of a Maori warrior and get pumped up in your living room this fall, some of Arizona’s Polynesian players, led by sophomore defensive lineman Sani Fuimaono, can teach you how the Haka is done.
For you Arizona fans out there, the words that go with the dance will be on the jumbotron, so you’ll have a leg up on the rest of us.
Arizona’s season opens up against UNLV next Friday, August 29. That gives you a week to learn the Haka. Good luck.
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