THE All Blacks are famous for performing the Haka before their international games.

However, Vale of Clwyd youngsters have made history by performing the first ever Welsh version of the ceremonial dance.


Ruthin U10s performing the Haka for Welsh internationals Ken Owens and Samson Lee


Ruthin Rugby Club's under-10s travelled to South Wales for a tour last week.
During the week, the Ruthin squad performed their Haka in the training barn at Parc y Scarlets, in Llanelli.


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There to witness it were Welsh internationals Ken Owens and Samson Lee.
Ruthin were on tour to play a team from Kidwelly, but they were also able to take in the atmosphere as the Scarlets played Stormers in the United Rugby Championship.

At half-time, the Ruthin players went on the pitch to play tag rugby.


Ruthin U10s' Haka before playing Kidwelly


The following day, Ruthin players again performed their Haka before the friendly game with home club Kidwelly.

An entertaining encounter saw Ruthin come out on top by 12 tries-to-four.