Some deem it a waste of time, others swear by it, but one thing is for sure – strange pre-game rituals won’t be leaving the world of rugby any time soon.
1. The ear-lobe loving of Mike Catt
Prior to any major international, South Africa-born England international, Mike Catt would always touch his ear during the national anthems, as the camera panned across the England line-up. Originally intended as a way of sending a visual message to his family members watching at home, the routine became somewhat of a pre-match ritual for Catt and continued throughout the entirety of his international career.