Is what happened in the video below similar to when boxers kiss at weigh-in?
But it is down under and rugby, so we must expect a different tradition, no?
– video above is from dailymail.co.uk
Here's another video from FOX Sports.
Two Australian television hosts had the opposite reaction to Willie Mason's cool and collected response when his genitals were pulled by an opposition player.
Yesterday Mason, a veteran NRL player now plying his trade for Manly, was about the play the ball before his former Newcastle teammate Korbin Sim went in for a grope.
Big Willie seemed unfazed by the incident, seemingly oblivious to Sims' tug.
But on Channel Nine's Today Show presenter Karl Stefanovic couldn't contain his laughter as he chatted with fellow television personality Eddie McGuire.
Stefanovic described the incident as "quite obscene", but covered his face in uncontrollable laughter.
McGuire, known more for his a staunch support of AFL rather than league, had his own theory on what lead to Sims' grope.
Maybe the coach said "Quick! Grab Willie," McGuire suggested, much to Stefanovic's amusement.
"Maybe he heard the security guards say 'check everyone's bags'," he said, making Stefanovic laugh even louder. – For that video, go to TVNC.CO.NZ
I think I like this video better than our American Football players slapping each other's asses. If this happened in the NFL, if someone groped Gronk's gonads, what would the response be from the players and the league? Here's Mason's, the gropee's response to the incident.
After the match, Mason said he found the incident “hilarious” and he hoped no punishment would come to Sims as a result of it.
"I hope he doesn't [get charged for the incident] because me and Korbin are really good mates and I think it was unlucky because of the timing of it all.
"I knew what he was doing. I was talking to him as he was doing it.
"I didn't even flinch."
The two were team-mates at Newcastle from 2012-14 and Mason, 35, described it as a bit of fun between two mates.
"It was quite funny to me. He's just a good young kid and I would hope that nothing is done because of it," Mason said.
"It's just two good team-mates from the last three years having a good old … just having a good reacquaintance." – 9news.com.au
See, they were just having a little fun, and we all benefited.