Wednesday 7 December 2016

Hidden advantage for rugby players

Published 18/12/2010 | 05:00

In response to Louis Mullen's letter entitled "Take on the Haka with jigs and reels" (December 17), I support his suggestion. However, I must admit I would drop the camán altogether to make it more Riverdance-like.

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In addition, should the Irish rugby players put a genuine spring in their steps, this may destabilise their opponents enough so that they are still laughing their heads off come kick-off time.

This should enable Ireland to open the score easily. Furthermore, at every scrum and every ruck, the "enemies" (to use Mr Mullen's term) could not help but remember their opposing Irish number's set-dancing, and that alone should provide another psychological advantage to our boys in green.

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