Controversial All Blacks haka could get chop
5:00AM Saturday October 20, 2007
By Derek Cheng

The All Blacks performing Kapa o Pango.

The future of the controversial and aggressive All Black haka Kapa o Pango is up in the air.

The haka, which originally included an intimidating "breath of life" throat-slitting gesture, was created for the All Black squad in 2005 to be performed before important games.

The early Rugby World Cup exit has ended the team's season, and with several players in the squad leaving the team, Kapa o Pango may have been performed for the last time.

All Blacks media manager Scott Compton said the future of the haka would be up to the team "It will be a team decision. The team won't be assembled again until next season, so it won't be a question we'll be able to answer until maybe June next year."

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