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The Five Weirdest Kicking Routines In Rugby Ever

The Five Weirdest Kicking Routines In Rugby Ever
By Conor O'Leary

With news that Dan Biggar has sadly made rugby a less entertaining sport with the retirement of the Biggarena, we wondered where it ranks it the list of the weirdest rugby kicking routines of all time?

Jonny Wilkinson was the first to create a stir with an unusual pre-kick routine - creating a generation of kids who squatted and held their hands as they stared down the posts. Since then we've seen some ridiculous pre-kick poses, culminating in the Biggarena.

Special mentions go to Owen Farrell's creepy stare, and Damian McKenzie's equally creepy smile, but these are the weirdest pre-kick routines in rugby:

5. Quade Cooper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU7G_ywlxV8

Watching Cooper kick you always think he's going to kick it with a wicked swerve every time - he doesn't. But that's what it looks like when his hands are so bizarrely held out from his body.

4. Gavin Henson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glj0O_EL3o4

Perhaps immortalised in EA Rugby 06 when they perfectly illustrated Henson's hunched over run-up, that no one else had taken it up hints at how weird it is.

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3. Dan Biggar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFjFurakoRM

The reason we're all here. When you get a video like the one above you know it's got a cult following.

2. Jamie Soward

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbfBBIp3Ybg

The only entry from rugby league, sometimes not explaining it before you see it helps.

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I will say though, I've seen this being described as an "OCD chicken".

1. Rob Cook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtnaYmxF7MM

Cook takes Wilkinson's squat to short-splitting levels. When the crowd wolf-whistles at you; you're probably showing too much ass.

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The weirdest pose in rugby.

See Also: Tragic News As One Of Rugby's Greatest Kicking Routines Is No More

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