Must watch: Head cracking celebrations from Scotland

Hugh Godwin

Rugby union has always had a slightly snooty attitude to the equivalent of football’s goal celebrations.

England wing Chris Ashton’s swallow dive with outstretched arm landed him in trouble when it was rumoured he’d hurt his back doing it for his club Northampton. The disco-dancing Danny Cipriani earned more jeers than cheers with his swivel-hipped celebration of a try while he was playing for Melbourne Rebels.

Now two of Scotland’s players exulting in their unexpected Test win over Australia in Newcastle, New South Wales on Tuesday may be wishing they had gone in for rugby’s traditional stiff-upper-lip handshake and stroll to the bar rather than leaping on top of goal-kicker Greig Laidlaw at the final whistle.

In a hilarious and completely unintentional variation of the chest-to-chest gridiron-style celebration, Alasdair Strokosch and Joe Ansbro cracked heads (at 25 seconds in) with their poorly conceived choreography…

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  • Slarti Bartfast

    is that what they call the Glasgow kiss, then?

  • marqueemoons

    It’s probably a good thing Scotland don’t win many matches…

  • doctorfloyd

    Scottish brainpower…

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