Try celebration

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In Rugby football, a try celebration is the practice of celebrating the scoring of a try. The celebration may be performed by the tryscorer (most notably), his or her teammates, the manager or coaching staff and/or the supporters of the team. Whilst referring to the celebration of a try in general, the term can also be applied to specific actions, such as a player removing his shirt or performing a somersault.

Memorable celebrations[edit]

Hayne performing the Hayne Plane celebration while playing for the Australian Prime Minister's XIII in 2013.

During Jarryd Hayne's rugby league career, Hayne was known for his post-try celebration nicknamed the 'Hayne Plane'.[1] After scoring a try he would extend both arms to the side and replicate the wings of a plane; the adjacent picture shows the 'Hayne Plane' in action.

Adam Thomson is also known as "Blond Cena" due to his interest in wrestling and his try celebration of "You can't see me", a signature taunt/gimmick by John Cena.[2]

Peter Jorgensen scored 32 tries playing for the Panthers. It was during this time that he attracted notice for doing the "aeroplane", a post-try celebration where he would pretend to be a plane, with his arms representing wings.[3]

Indigenous Australian rugby league footballer Greg Inglis had a signature try celebration resembling a goanna.[4]

Benji Marshall has done the drunken goanna like Greg Inglis[5]

Konrad Hurrell is known to blow a kiss for his mother in Tonga after scoring a try.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rangers to inspire Hayne Plane". NRL - The official site of the National Rugby League -
  2. ^ "Cult hero Adam Thomson returns to face Highlanders in Reds jersey". 2015-02-27. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  3. ^ "look who we bumped into". Daily Telegraph (Sydney). 30 July 2010. p. 45.
  4. ^ Tom Skolarikis & Chris Beavon. "Magic Try! Greg Inglis – Rd 23, 2014". South Sydney Rabbitohs. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  5. ^ Gee, Steve (2015-05-18). "Benji unveils the 'drunken goanna'". Retrieved 2016-03-04.