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Thornton ready to face Haka

Not many people get to face the Haka, but George Thornton is hoping to experience it first hand on Wednesday.
The Haka is seen as one of the most intimidating pre-game rituals in world sport to try and is sure to stir emotions on both side of the war dance.
The Bishop Burton College prop hopes he has done enough to start the match against New Zealand which happens to be the opening game of the Junior World Cup in Georgia.
New Zealand, who have won the tournament a record five times, are one of the favourites to lift the trophy on June 18, but Thornton is determined to help Scotland start the competition with a bang.
“I have to get picked first and foremost but it will be a great experience,” Thornton said.
“Seeing the Haka in the flesh will get everyone even more pumped for the game.
“Not many get to face it so really going to soak it all in.
“I’m really looking forward to playing against New Zealand in our first game.
“Playing against one of the best teams in the world at this age group, is a good chance to see where we are as a team.
“They are always there or thereabouts come the end of the tournament.”

Scotland’s fixtures:
Wednesday: New Zealand v Scotland (10am)
Sunday: Ireland v Scotland (12.30pm)
Thursday: Scotland v Italy (10am)

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