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    Joseph Manu's numerous fans honour him with haka after Kiwis win



    Last updated 20:35, October 15 2018

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    Manu's family and friends gave the centre a special ending to an already-special evening.


    Kiwis rookie Joseph Manu was welcomed off the field after Saturday's win against the Kangaroos with a haka and a Cook Islands traditiontional chant.

    The centre was at the centre of attention with a heart-warming celebration from friends and family at Mt Smart Stadium.

    Manu was on debut for the Kiwis in their 26-24 win over the Kangaroos and he was reported to have a busload of supporters to watch him.

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    Joseph Manu, left, gets a hug from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves after his successful Kiwis debut against the Kangaroos on Saturday night.


    After the game, the Roosters centre made his way to the stands to find his fans who performed a haka and a traditional Cook Islands chant.

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    His friends and family had made their way up from his hometown of Tokoroa to be there, 1 News reported.

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    Joseph Manu fans flocked to Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday night to watch them defeat the Kangaroos.


    Manu played a starring role in the Roosters' NRL premiership triumph, out-shining Rabbitohs great Greg Inglis in the preliminary final before scoring a try in the grand final victory over the Storm.

    Less than 24 hours later he was named in Michael Maguire's Kiwis squad.

    "I've had a pretty good year and I believed a lot in myself," Manu told Stuff.

    "I'm buzzing but I've got a job to do for the Kiwis and I want to beat Australia."

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    It's not the first time travelling supporters have followed Manu - they also recently crossed the ditch to attend the NRL Grand Final in which Manu was also victorious.

    - Stuff

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