Top 10: The Weirdest Rugby Superstitions! Jonny Wilkinson, Mark Cueto, Mike Catt
They may be some of the biggest names but that doesn’t prevent them from falling into the routine of ritual and repetition, all in hope of having the best possible chance of heading onto the field and emerging victorious.
Some deem it a waste of time, others swear by it, but one thing is for sure – superstition won’t be leaving the world of rugby any time soon.
1. Mark Cueto’s recipe for success
Former Sale Sharks and England international Mark Cueto had a culinary superstition during his playing days, yet not quite the type of cuisine worthy of a Michelin star. The humble classic of beans on toast was a staple part of Cueto’s pre-match preparation and the winger would not take to the field unless this had been consumed. It didn’t stop there – Cueto also religiously endeavored to put his left boot on first before every match, along with being the last man off the coach and the last out of the changing rooms. Anything for success though, right?