Sunday Social: North-South derby, bizarre tries and acts of kindness

Dylan Coetzee
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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.

The North-South derby between the Bulls and Stormers served up another spectacle on Saturday as the defending champions claimed a nail-biting 23-19 victory. The fans played their part with over 41,000 people in attendance, breaking the United Rugby Championship attendance record in the southern hemisphere. Top effort from the supporters!

A seriously funny take on the signs in South African stadiums. Hit the nail on the head, especially the proposals! South Africans only do things their way.

The derby also saw the welcome return of Sbu Nkosi, who scored on his comeback after taking time away from the game for mental health reasons. It is lovely to see you back and scoring, Sbu!

What an angle!!! Stunning footage from Northampton Saints as Fraser Dingwall scores in front of an erupting Franklin’s Gardens. What a roar that is! Goosebumps.

He clearly doesn’t like that! Hilarious from Jim Hamilton, who reacts to taking the fifth longest to reach a century of Premiership appearances during his playing days for Leicester Tigers, Gloucester and Saracens.

Ah Luke McGrath, that is a filthy defensive read! The Leinster scrum-half was all too aware and telegraphed the Dragons set play to pinch it and gallop through. Great awareness and game preparation.

The big talking point over the last week has been around the Welsh Rugby Union’s contract stand-off with the regions. This tweet clearly highlights that something is going very wrong…

Just one of the most bizarre tries we have seen! It seems like catching a bar of soap in the rain as the ball pinballs between players multiple times for one determined attacker to fall on it at the end.

Lovely gesture from Wallaby Quade Cooper who makes a fan’s day by giving him free socks and discussing mental health. Look at the smile on that lad’s face, amazing to see. Top stuff, Quade!

A classic moment that will remain legendary for years to come. Fans will never forget Sonny Bill Williams giving his World Cup medal to a young fan after winning the tournament with New Zealand in 2015

Brilliant Valentine’s Day post from Northampton! Courtney Lawes is known for his big bear hugs, and in this one, his tackle makes mincemeat of Charlie Hodgson.

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