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Is it time to ditch the haka?

Last updated 12:00 06/11/2014
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ALL BLACK HAKA: Mighty icon or done to death?

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Once again the haka has come under attack, this time being likened to "a circus act" by The Telegraph's Oliver Brown ahead of the All Blacks' European tour.

Brown argues that spectators are "sucker for the choreography rather than the message it sends", but do you agree? Has the haka had its day?

It's not the first time the haka's relevance has been questioned. Last year, Ireland prop Cian Healy said he hated the haka and couldn't understand why the All Blacks were allowed to perform it before tests. 

Wellingtonian editor and long-time sports writer Joseph Romanos agreed, saying the haka was so ridiculously over-done that its currency had been devalued.

But we want to hear YOUR views on the All Black haka.

Do we still need it or has it been devalued? Is it fair that the All Blacks have this extra moment? Should other teams be allowed to stage their own response?

In more than 200 words, tell us what the haka means to you, and to New Zealand.

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