For years the rugby world has craved a response to the iconic All Blacks Haka, but from a set of schoolchildren from a Doncaster Junior School? I don't think anyone expected a reaction in this nature.

New Zealand's rugby league side were left stunned on visit to Norton's Junior School, when the minors returned an ancient traditional Kiwi dance to the reigning World Champions.

Around 50 children gave the Kiwi's a warm welcome before the visitors performed their own war dance - it was hard to tell who was more intimidated.

The Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: "It is a major coup to be welcoming the world champions New Zealand- and the Cook Islands to Doncaster.

"The town has a proud history in rugby league and I am delighted that schoolchildren got to perform the Haka. They put on a tremendous display, it was really quite fearsome!

"I am sure that it will remain in their memories for some time and we thank the Kiwis and the Doncaster Rugby League for helping make this visit happen- and of course the schools for taking part."

New Zealand are due to visit a further 14 schools whilst they prepare for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup, which kicks off 26th October.

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