WATCH: England players reveal iconic response to All Blacks' haka before RWC semi didn't go to plan

WATCH: England players reveal iconic response to All Blacks' haka before RWC semi didn't go to plan

A few members of the England squad have admitted the iconic response to the All Blacks' haka at this year's Rugby World Cup was drawn up "the night before" and didn't exactly go to plan.


Ben Youngs, Tom Curry, Manu Tuilagi and Joe Marler appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show to talk about their World Cup campaign when the V-formation came up.

 
 
 

However, as Youngs revealed, the shape itself was actually wrong.

"We met the night before and we said it's a challenge and we want to face the challenge and make sure they know we are up for it so let's get into a semi circle," Youngs said.

"A few lads were still confused."

 
 

At that point, Marler interjected to defend his perplexed teammates.

"The issue was, Ben drew it up the night before… He got up and he did it on a flipchart and he marked it all out with Xs and Os," Marler said.

"The issue I had with it is I look at that board and thought, "It's not to scale"... I thought we were meant to be closer than what the picture said.

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