Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ki O Rahi

kI O RAHI is a traditional ball game played and made by the Maori. It is a game that uses strength, strategy, accuracy and speed . Made up of a combination with different elements of other sport.

They play on large team game played between 2 teams which holds seven people per team, kioma and taniwha on a large circular field. Objective of the game is to have fun and score the opposition Kioma  score by touching pou and Taniwha score by hitting the tupu.

Rules of the game  no head-high tackles, punching or kicking, ruck and maul for the ball from the player with possession. If playing ripper rugby and If the attacking player gets ripped they have 3-5 seconds to pass the ball.

The legend is based Rahitutakahina and the rescue of his wife Tiarakurapakewai is why they made the game to make peace. The seven pou represents the stars of matariki.

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