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Video: Sale Sharks' scrum-half Mike Phillips gets pranked by teammate

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Rugby players are known for their strength, unwavering character, and stoic attitudes. You wouldn't expect anything to scare them, let alone silly little pranks involving laundry baskets.

It turns out, however, that even the biggest of men can get scared sometimes, especially when it's Halloween season.

Sale Sharks and former Wales international scrum-half Mike Phillips can certainly get scared anyway.


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The tall and powerful scrum-half was minding his own business, walking down the corridor of the team's hotel whilst fellow teammate AJ MacGinty was waiting, hiding, in a laundry basket for Phillips to walk by.

It's safe to say that Phillips wasn't expecting his teammate to jump out at him, and his reaction was absolutely priceless.

You might be asking whether hiding in a laundry basket to spook someone was worth it? Phillips' reaction certainly made it worthwhile.

That scream will surely be remembered by his teammates, as it's likely none of them expected him to let out a noise quite like it.

It was the shriek of someone who was genuinely scared.

The rest of the teammates do what any person in their right mind would do and laugh as Phillips walks off in the opposite direction, visibly shaken at what had just gone down.

Mike Phillips will never trust a laundry basket in his life again.

Of course, Sale Sharks fans will be hoping their scrum-half wasn't too badly affected by this Halloween prank, as they have some big matches coming up, including a home tie against league leaders Saracens on November 20.

Let's watch that video one more time, shall we?

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Jonny Wilkinson
England Rugby
Sale Sharks
South Africa Rugby
Australia Rugby
New Zeland Rugby
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