The explanation behind the Welsh players’ weird try celebrations

Wales got their Six Nations campaign off to a winning start as they came from 7-0 down to beat Italy 33-7 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Despite falling behind to Edoardo Gori’s try on 29 minutes, Rob Howley’s men hit back through Jonathan Davies, Liam Williams and George North with Leigh Halfpenny contributing 16 points from the tee in an assured display.

Williams and Davies were both seen raising their arm in a sprinkle-like motion after crossing the whitewash.

So what was it all about?


The inspiration behind the celebration was internet chef Nusret Gökçe, who shot to fame on social media for his flamboyant style of cooking.

A video emerged of the chef sprinkling salt onto a cut of meat and has since gone viral.

Thousands of others have imitated the ‘salt bae’ online and it seems famous sports stars are doing the same.

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