Joe Marler and England players hilariously explain reasoning behind V-Shaped haka formation on TV show
Pure comedy from the England lads on the Jonathan Ross show here as they explain that haka formation, could they get much more likeable at this point? (Apart from Medal Gate).
Four of the England players appeared on the TV show last night in light of England’s positive World Cup campaign in Japan. Joe Marler stole the show on this one with his hilarious explanation for England’s V-Shaped haka reaction against the All Blacks.
Ross asked the team what the reasoning was behind the formation. England scrum-half Ben Youngs put it down to them deciding it the night before the game, whilst Marler put it down to England previously intending to do a semi-circle formation rather than a V-Shaped one!
When they asked who’s idea it was to go into a V-Shape Marler said…
“It wasn’t meant to be a V-Shape…
The issue was like Ben he drew it up the night before, the issue I had was is I look at that board and I go, ‘that’s not to scale’. And I thought we were meant to be closer than what the picture actually said.”
When asked about why the England players crossed the halfway line Marler said…
“Yeah, that is something I thought that we were all going to do. Then I looked back and I thought no they’re not going to do it, well I’m committed now!”.
The England team were fined just over £2000 for the stunt and the England players jokingly added that Marler would be the one footing the bill!
England slipped to third in the World rankings despite their impressive World Cup campaign and they will surely go into this years Six Nations as marginal favourites ahead of World Cup semi-finalists Wales.
Here is the video of the players and Marler explaining what exactly went down with the Haka formation.
Marler truly is comedy gold isn’t he!
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