Rugby post-try dances are almost as cool as NFL touchdown celebrations


New Zealand’s post-victory “haka” dance, however, will trump every celebratory dance ever, though. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Rugby and football have more in common than big burly men (and sometimes women) tackling each other for a ball. They also feature elaborate celebrations after a player scores. “Rugby HQ,” which airs on Fox Sports Australia, rounded up the top seven rugby post-try celebrations of all time today to prove it:

Bravo, rugby. Bravo. But… American football will see your post-try celebrations and raise you these end-zone dances.

Chiefs winger Lelia Masaga may have mimed a sniper, but the Eagles’ DeMeco Ryans mimed Scarface.


(TotalProSports.com)

Stade’s Digby Ioane showed some skills by spinning on his hands. But the Chiefs’ Johnny Morton covered more ground with The Worm.


(Via The Daily Dot)

Montpellier’s Rene Ranger got a little help from his friends for his breakdancing celebration, but the Redskins’ Kirk Cousins also got a big hug from his teammate.


(Via Blogspot)

Fiji’s Rupeni Caucaunibuca got his shoes shined from a teammate. Meanwhile, the Falcons’ Sean Weatherspoon served himself a full meal. (And that wasn’t even for a touchdown, but for just a sack.)


(Via SB Nation)

The Queensland Reds’ Quade Cooper did a cartwheel after he scored. The Cowboy’s Gavin Escobar did one while he scored.


(Via Tireball)

Alberto Valentin showed he could possibly compete in the Olympics for a medal in men’s gymnastics. But so can the Giants’ David Wilson.


(Via Business Insider)

Finally, the pair of Raymond Rhule and Trevor Nyakane takes the top prize in post-try celebrations with their choreographed dance. The NFL’s got that, too, as exhibited by the Baltimore Raven’s Asa Jackson and Cyhl Quarles.


(Via The Daily Dot)
Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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