Henry unhappy with Haka treatment

New Zealand coach Graham Henry and centre Ma'a Nonu have condemned the Twickenham crowd for their reaction to the Haka in the All Blacks' win at 'headquarters' on Sunday. [more]

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New Zealand coach Graham Henry and centre Ma’a Nonu have condemned the Twickenham crowd for their reaction to the Haka in the All Blacks’ win at ‘headquarters’ on Sunday.

English fans responded with a rendition of the anthem "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot".

Henry said: "I thought the crowd was excellent apart from when they were singing their song during the Haka, which I think is a bit questionable and they’ll be reminded next time that it’s not the right thing to do."

Nonu added: "I think the Haka’s been around in rugby for 100 years and it is a shame that when we play, other teams disrespect it like that.

"It’s special to us as players and that’s their way of putting us off which is a shame."

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