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.
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 2, 2022
Guess who’s back, back again. Rassie Erasmus announces the end of his stadium ban in the only way he knows.
I know some will probably say its inappropriate, but its so lekka to be back at the stadiums !! well done to 🇿🇦 teams and thanks for the Stormers supporters for the lekka stadium vibe 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/cW55owhN3E
— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) October 1, 2022
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?
Rassie has returned!! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/S1OV7AYvhX
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) September 30, 2022
🎶 Oh, me lads, you should’ve seen us gannin!
The Blaydon Races ringing out loud and proud after that bonus-point win over the league leaders! pic.twitter.com/DNfTXdMjxv
— Newcastle Falcons (@FalconsRugby) September 30, 2022
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.
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 1, 2022
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.
— Premiership Rugby (@premrugby) October 2, 2022
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.
I tend to stay away from the more serious issues in rugby but, the way the @WorcsWarriors owners have tried to put blame on the players, staff and fans is disgraceful! 🤠🤡#Rugby #WorcesterWarriors pic.twitter.com/VkUqo53bbZ
— The Rugby Guy (@jarryd_harris) October 1, 2022
Paul Williams also joined in the commentary on the Worcester owners, fantastically calling them out. Unacceptable.
I genuinely think there should be a test, that owners of rugby clubs should pass, before they purchase a team.
My first question would be "are you a couple of bellends?"
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) September 30, 2022
Meanwhile, Stephen Archer poses after racking up his 250th cap for Munster. Outrageous is an understatement and massive credit to the big man!
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) October 2, 2022
GAS!! Keelan Giles with his best Louis Rees-Zammit impression. Completely and utterly pacey. Impressive stuff from the Osprey!
— BKT United Rugby Championship (URC) (@URCOfficial) October 1, 2022
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.
— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) October 1, 2022
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.
Bro absolutely LAUNCHED THAT 🚀
(via rugby_joe/TT) pic.twitter.com/8jYromFHvl
— Overtime (@overtime) October 2, 2022