[[File:Allblacks haka 1932.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The [[...|All Blacks]] at the climax of their haka before a 1932 test against [[...|Australia]].]]
In 1905 New Zealand made their first tour of Britain. This was the first time the team were referred to as the [[All Blacks]] and this particular team also became known as the '[[...|Originals]]'. It is uncertain whether they performed a haka before every match, but they at least performed "Ka Mate" before their first test, against [[...|Scotland]], and before the match against [[...|Wales]]. The Welsh crowd, led by the Welsh team, responded by singing the [[Welsh national anthem]].
When a [[New Zealand Army]] team played Wales in 1916, the words of "Ka Mate" were included in the printed programme, indicating that the haka was established as an accompaniment to New Zealand rugby teams playing overseas.
The 1924–5 New Zealand rugby team which toured the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Canada and which was nicknamed the [[...|Invincibles]], performed a haka that was written for them during the voyage to England by two supporters, Judge [[Frank Acheson]] of the [[Native Land Court]] and Wiremu Rangi of .ref The haka was led by star player [[George Nepia]]. It was performed before all but two of the tour matches. Reporters criticised the team for disappointing the crowd on the two occasions it was not performed.
A pre-match haka was not always performed on All Blacks tours. The team that toured [[...|Britain in 1935–36]] did not perform one before matches, although they did some impromptu performances at social functions. In the early decades, haka were only rarely performed at home matches, such as the third test of the [[...|1921 Springboks tour]], played in [[Wellington]].