Five Welsh football players performed their own version of the All Blacks haka, in their underwear following yesterday's semifinal defeat to Portugal at the European Championhips.

Midfielder David Cotterill shared a video of the team's court rules that resulted in a recreation of the haka, the iconic war dance of the All Blacks.

In the short video, players including Wayne Hennessey, Neil Taylor and Jonny Williams can be seen recreating the routine dressed in only underwear and with a bandanna around their heads.

The Welsh squad return home overnight, with a spectacular homecoming ceremony and open top bus parade planned in the centre of the national capital, Cardiff.


Their remarkable run to the semifinals of the competition was ended by Portugal in Lyon on Wednesday night, with second-half strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani proving the difference.

The Welsh had performed well above expectations at the European Championship by reaching the semi-finals, and were involved in one of the games of the tournament when they beat Belgium 3-1 in the quarter-finals.