World Rugby is looking into teams over-celebrating on the field with concerns that some over-the-top shouting is detrimental to the game, according to a member of the Ireland management team.
Ireland take in England at Twickenham in the Autumn Nations Cup at 3pm and skills and kicking coach Richie Murphy was asked yesterday about the hosts' tendency to shout, whoop and holler when awarded scrums and penalties.
Six Nations champions England beat Ireland in February at the same venue and those listening via ref-link got to hear the Red Rose players 'giving it large' at almost every breakdown.
"If we get those wins, we should be celebrating them too," said Murphy.
"It's a very unique situation obviously, where if you’re in the stadium you can hear everything, I’m sure you’re getting quite a bit of it over the TV as well, it will be an interesting one.
"I suppose, giving them the opportunity to be chirpy and whooping and hollering is where you have to stop it, making sure that we don't give them those opportunities.
"Don’t give them things to hit, making sure that your set-piece is nailed on so that you can play off the back of it, hopefully we’ll be in a situation where we’re in the game.
"It's one that World Rugby are talking about in terms of how you celebrate, those little wins and how you interact with the opposition team.
"I think [they are looking at] the direction of the celebrating.
"Are you celebrating yourself or trying to rub it in others’ faces? I suppose it is a bit of gamesmanship really, you know."
Meanwhile, replacement prop Ed Byrne has been ruled out with am injury, John Ryan gets a promotion to the bench.
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