'This is rugby': Māori All Blacks share wholesome as moment with Japan in post-match waiata
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'This is rugby': Māori All Blacks share wholesome as moment with Japan in post-match waiata

“What a wonderful scene!"

Can you beat the vibes of a changing room after a respectable game of footy? 

The Māori All Blacks played in a test series against Japan’s rugby union team and the sportsmanship between the two teams was wholesome as!

Despite competing on the field, the two teams came together after the match to celebrate a good game with a bit of a waiata.

“Rugby is different 🫶,” the All Blacks Teams Instagram account wrote alongside a goosebump-inducing clip of our Māori team singing ‘Tōku Reo, Tōku Ohooho’.

After the Māori team sang, the Japanese fellas responded with their own cheerful song. 

“This is what makes rugby so special,” the All Blacks Instagram added as the fellas from both teams connect over their cultures. 

People took to the comments to big up all the guys for sharing their post-match vibes.

“Bravo👏👏👏 ,” worte one commenter. “What a wonderful scene! This is rugby.🤝”

“That's what Rugby is all about,” said another.

While a third agreed: “It's so beautiful 😍 This connection and this respect between the players and the staff 🖤.”

It wasn’t just after the game, the wholesomeness was displayed well before the match too.

Upon the Māori team's arrival in Tokyo, Japanese tamariki greeted the players with the cutest haka before getting a mighty haka in response from the ABS themselves.

The team then took the field with the younguns for a special training session where the tamariki got to practice their passing, tackles and kicks on the field with the pros.

Good on the fellas for getting right amongst it all. They’re right, this is rugby!