Emotional Haka for Vodafone Warriors debutant goes viral online

Publish Date
Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 6:24PM

A video of Vodafone Warriors debutant Adam Pompey and his whānau doing a Haka after Friday night's match has gone viral on social media. 

The video was taken at Wellington's Westpac Stadium after their game against the Cronulla Sharks and shows Pompey's whānau giving an emotional Haka, and Pompey joining his family. 

The Vodafone Warriors posted it to their Facebook page, and it has had a huge response with over 110,000 views after being uploaded on Saturday. 

Comments have flooded in from fans too. One fan said: "One of the best Debutants I've seen for a Long Time!! Stay true too yourself & blimey heck keep it silky smooth man.. You Got This" and another said: "Great Debut Pompey !!!". 

Adam Pompey himself took to social media to thank his friends and whānau, saying that he appreciated the support. 

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Pompey was a late inclusion to the Vodafone Warriors last week after the injury withdrawal of Ken Maumalo and David Fusitu'a. Pompey is a product of Auckland's Wesley College and played rugby union until being scouted by Sydney Roosters' Peter O'Sullivan.