Sunday Social: Rassie Erasmus is back, Saracens avenge Premiership final loss and Women’s World Cup approaching

Dylan Coetzee
Sunday Social: Split image with Rassie Erasmus.

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 delayed Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 kicks off this week. Here is an insight from the captains’ photo shoot ahead of the showpiece event.

Guess who’s back, back again. Rassie Erasmus announces the end of his stadium ban in the only way he knows.

Absolute gold! Rassie’s return comes after a lengthy ban for a video taking referee Nic Berry apart during the 2021 Lions series. Will this see an improvement for the Springboks?

They enjoyed that one! Epic celebrations from Newcastle Falcons after ending their losing run in the Premiership with a bonus-point win against Bristol Bears. Well deserved!

Mako Vunipola could not help but laugh after Sean Maitland very nearly botched an easy try-scoring opportunity in Saracens’ strong win over Leicester Tigers.

How about this try? Jamie George channelled his inner playmaker to play Max Mallins in! Saracens were truly sublime on Saturday and avenged their defeat to the Tigers in the 2021/22 Premiership final.

Elsewhere, Jarryd Harris takes the mickey out of the Worcester Warriors owners who have laid blame on the players, coaches and fans after the club’s recent suspension. Brilliant from Harris, disgraceful from the two owners.

Paul Williams also joined in the commentary on the Worcester owners, fantastically calling them out. Unacceptable.

Meanwhile, Stephen Archer poses after racking up his 250th cap for Munster. Outrageous is an understatement and massive credit to the big man!

GAS!! Keelan Giles with his best Louis Rees-Zammit impression. Completely and utterly pacey. Impressive stuff from the Osprey!

That is what it is all about. This young Stormers fan is bursting with passion and screaming his lungs out in the stands. Fantastic to see the joy and delight of all ages in rugby union.

A better up-and-under than Faf de Klerk! How has he done that? An epic video using water to power the ball in the air.

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