RUGBY

All Blacks perform moving Haka homage to Maradona

In an emotional homage to the late footballing star, the All Blacks laid down a 'Maradona 10' jersey before their game against Argentina.

New Zealand played Argentina on Saturday in the Tri-Nations rugby championship.

And just before the All Blacks performed the ritual pre-match Haka war dance, they laid down the famous black jersey adorned with 'Maradona 10' in a moving tribute to the late foobtalling legend, who passed away at his home at the age of 60 earlier this week due to heart failure. 

The homage to the Argentine hero was greatly appreciated by the fans at the Newcastle International Sports Centre in Newcastle, Australia. 

Having embarrasingly lost to Argentina for the first time ever two weeks ago, NZ went on to beat The Pumas 38-0 this time round.

Maradona was big Argentina rugby fan

Maradona was a big fan of The Pumas and often went to games. He was famously captured celebrating with the players and doing keepie-uppies in the dressing room after their win against Tonga in the Rugby World Cup in 2015.