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Following the players’ haka, head coach Gib Arnold and his staff performed their own version of a Tahitian haka, with assistance from the dancers of Ia Ora O Tahiti Nui. Arnold amused the fans with a prepared skit before commencing with the haka.
"I hope I never have to take my shirt off like that again in front of thousands of people," Arnold said with a laugh. "It was embarrassing, but it was all in fun, so it was worth it. The guys did a great job and the coaches did a great job, and the crowd seemed to like it, that’s the main thing."