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Handbags in ads peeve Kiwi players

The All Blacks are being mocked by an Australian television ad which shows them perform the haka carrying frilly pink and fuzzy purses. Its all digital trickery of course, and the idea seems to stem from a recent fight which was broken up when the All Blacks team captain hit another player over the head with a handbag.

The All Blacks coach reckons that the ad is "insensitive and disrespectful". See the Reuters report here. In the Reuters footage Ray from New Zealand says:

"Australians are obviously very humorous people, so are we. So I take it on the chin, it should make a for an interesting game, we'll see where their real handbags are."
Which sounds vaguely like a threat to me. Hmm.

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