Wallabies form a boomerang formation in response to the Haka

Wallabies form a boomerang formation in response to the Haka

The Wallabies were challenged by former Wallabies coach Alan Jones to challenge the All Blacks' haka in a column for The Australian  in the build up to the third Bledisloe Cup test and did exactly that.

Wearing their First Nations strip for just the second time on Australian soil, Michael Hooper's men responded to the All Blacks' haka, with an epic boomerang formation at ANZ Stadium, Sydney.

The idea of linking together to face the Haka has come from new Wallabies boss Dave Rennie, who told The Sydney Morning Herald ahead of the clash that the idea of boomerang was to "hover above" the All Blacks and "mince up their words" and "bring back that energy".

“We came out with our boomerang formation because it is unique to us,” Rennie told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“The boys aren’t linked and we have split feet because it’s a stronger position. If you got pushed with your feet together, you’d fall over. When the All Blacks do the haka, they’ll have split feet. We’re standing, rather than linked, arms by our side. We’re ready to fight and accept the challenge.

“The idea with the boomerang is that we throw the boomerang out, it hovers above them, mincing up their words, then comes back and brings back an energy to us. It’ll have more meaning with the Indigenous jersey.”

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