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NZ teams do the Harlem Shake

Tuesday 26 Feb 2013 6:41 p.m.

The Chiefs haven't done one yet but are talking about it. The Crusaders and Blues have. In fact, many sporting teams have, here and overseas.

It began as a YouTube posting by five mates in Australia that went viral, getting bigger and bigger – the Harlem Shake.

The Harlem Shake, Blues style, has been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube, and will no doubt get more after it was revealed, with a little encouragement, the man under the mascot’s head is none other than Sir Graham Henry.

“We sort of joked around a bit, ‘Come on, Ted, get in there’, and he was sweet,” says Blues number eight Peter Saili. “He just took off some of his gear and put the helmet on and in he went!”

The Blues' effort came two days after a certain Dan Carter was behind the Harlem Shake, Crusaders style, hitting the web.

Not to be left out, the Chiefs are planning one of their own. They'll do well to reach the 17 million views the five guys in Melbourne achieved with the original that sparked an internet sensation.

And there'll be more to come in New Zealand, with the Blues hinting there could be a sequel.

“We just sort of hopped on the wagon, and thought we'd just try one out,” says Saili. “I don't know whether a second will come out, but who knows?”

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