Sunday Social: Rugby mourns passing of icon Eddie Butler and Bernard Foley’s costly error

Dylan Coetzee
Sunday Social image with iconic Eddie Butler.

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 rugby world mourned the passing of former Wales international and legendary broadcaster Eddie Butler whose voice graced the ears of many in the sport.

Butler was a master of words, and his influence on the game will be sorely missed.

Welshman Ellis Jenkins shares a touching tribute about Butler’s influence on the game and the icon he had become.

Here’s an emotional video bringing together some of the most iconic moments from Butler. A true legend in every sense of the word.

Another week in rugby union, another controversial referee decision. Wallabies fly-half Bernard Foley was blown in the last minute of the game by referee Mathieu Raynal for time-wasting, effectively throwing away their chances at winning the Rugby Championship. Instead, the All Blacks won the game after scoring from the resulting scrum.

In the modern age, controversy is always met with an adequate response from the internet. Foley is brutally taken apart in this one. Some say he is yet to kick.

Foley’s teammates will surely be gutted by his delayed kick. Here is CCTV footage from the changing rooms.

To the fly-half’s credit, it was not all misery as he orchestrated this key try for Andrew Kellaway, getting the Wallabies back in the game.

Have a go at that, Malcolm Marx showing some toe! Nothing like a hooker skipping down the wing to score a try in the corner in the dying minutes of a Test match. Fantastic and one for hookers worldwide.

Against all odds, Worcester Warriors have completed their fixture in this round of the Premiership despite financial turmoil. Here is their team sheet, brilliant stuff!

Brian O’Driscoll brilliantly takes some credit for former All Black Tana Umaga’s silver at the World Master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Splendid effort, Tana!

Former England cricket star Kevin Pietersen shows his true colours, revealing he is a Sharks fan, having been born near Durban in Pietermaritzburg.

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