19. The Haka
New Zealand are traditionally the most-feared rugby team on the planet. The All-Blacks are one of the most dominant teams across sports. One of their most incredible achievements is the fact that they held the world number one ranking longer than every other nation on the planet combined. But another reason why they possess a unique mystique is the Haka.
This is a Maori war dance that the All-Blacks perform before every game they play. The idea is that it strikes fear into the hearts of their opponents. It also pumps their players up. Even non-rugby fans can’t help but become excited when they see them perform it. Getting to see New Zealand unleash the fury of the Haka is a once-in-a-lifetime moment for many international rugby fans.