The Black Ferns Sevens team are on fire right now and hit an impromptu waiata to celebrate their fourth straight world series title win.
After defeating Australia 19 - 12 in the finals of the HSBC Canada Sevens, the squad were in the hallways under the stadium when they started singing ‘Ka Pioioi’.
Stacey Fluhler led the waiata, filmed the spontaneous performance, and later posted it to her TikTok.
Māori Worldwide, an Instagram account that celebrates Māori culture, reposted the video on their account, where it received heaps of praise from people all over the world.
“How can you not have success with the total embracing of your culture, where you're from, who you are and what you do,” wrote one person, adding that the All Blacks could learn a thing or two from the Black Ferns. “These ladies are my favourite sports team across any code, yes, the All Blacks have to take a back seat."
“I'm Dominican, I follow this page because I love how they maintain their roots and culture. Keep it up!” another added.
“Ātaahua as usual ladies,” one more said.
As mentioned before, the win over Australia in Vancouver was the fourth straight World Series Title win for the Black Ferns Sevens team. It’s also their 24th win in a row AND it secured them a spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Sheeesh.
Coach Cory Sweeney said they knew Aussie would not be an easy win, but his team were rearing to go.
“We knew Australia were going to be tough tonight,” he told reporters. “We knew they would come out firing, they’ve had a really good tournament, so the girls were up for it.”
After coming first in Cape Town, Hamilton, Sydney, and now Vancouver, the girls will look to make it five in a row at the Hong Kong tournament, which starts on the 31st of March.