October 2

Haka for the Queen

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The New Zealand 'All Golds' Rugby League team meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace and perform the Haka.

The 2007 All Golds Tour was a celebration of a century of rugby league in New Zealand. It was a re-creation of the original New Zealand rugby league tour of Great Britain in 1907.

To celebrate the inclusion of Australia's Dally Messenger in the original All Golds tour, Andrew Johns had been invited to join the New Zealand team for the match against the Northern Union. However, due to a career ending neck injury, he was unable to play with the squad.

Australian captain Darren Lockyer was then set to take Johns' place until he too was ruled out after suffering a season-ending knee injury. Trent Barrett had been linked with the stand-off role in the side, however the place was taken by New Zealand Warriors captain and Queensland front rower Steve Price. The Australian Test prop said it was "mind-blowing".


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