Sunday Social: Ireland win the Grand Slam and an old-school fight

Dylan Coetzee
Ireland celebrates

It is time for Planet Rugby’s Sunday Social, your quirky recap of the serious and not so serious talking points from the past week’s action.

Got to love the pure joy and happiness that Johnny Sexton is wearing on his face at the final whistle. The veteran skipper wins the Grand Slam on what could well be his final Six Nations game! Ever and always impressive, Johnny!

Look at them go! Winning the Grand Slam on St Patrick’s weekend is the most Irish thing possible. There is probably going to be a shortage of Guinness in the country for the next month, with national productivity at an all-time low this week.

What a moment as Andy Farrell embraces his son Owen! One can see Andy toned down his euphoria in respect for his son, who is some player. It was always going to be one Farrell celebrating, but not both.

You can never be too old for a Grand Slam decider! Epic footage of this older man attending the Ireland v England game at the age of 93. Another reminder that the game is for EVERYONE.

Spare a thought for front-row Dan Cole, who, amid the Grand Slam chaos, became the fourth Englishman to reach a century of Test caps! What an achievement, Dan.

There has been this raging debate about whether to play Farrell, Marcus Smith or even George Ford at 10. Meanwhile, England’s defence coach Kevin Sinfield is the hidden gem. Come on, Borthers, give him a run at the World Cup!

Maro Itoje celebrating a knock on like he won a free Jagermeister hat at a bar quiz! Got to love the energy and his efforts to get those around him pumped in a key moment in the game.

The colour of Scotland’s alternate strip was… questionable, but the sheer accuracy of this meme is off the charts. Once again as we so often say, the internet remains undefeated. Brilliant banter.

The internet can’t help but take one more stab at Wales! This one is brilliantly done as France’s Romain Ntamack poses with a swapped Wales shirt after the game. Brutally funny as that is, the Welsh certainly didn’t shower themselves in glory this year.

The best secret talent one will find, “fooling teams into signing me!” Hilarious from Irishman John Ryan, who recently made the move to the Chiefs in New Zealand after Wasps went into administration.

There really is nothing like rugby in the 60s! They may as well have stepped into the octagon. Just when everything calms down, it suddenly turns into a scene from Peaky Blinders!

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