Sunday Social: Six Nations action, prop love and the Terminator
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.
Look at that passion! Ollie Lawrence has been nothing but brilliant for England in the Six Nations, and here he scores a decisive try against Wales to take his side out of the seven-point range.
A moment to remember for @OLawrence1 🙌
— Premiership Rugby (@premrugby) February 25, 2023
Prince William and Princess Catherine spent the weekend as rivals, with the pair patron of rugby in Wales and England, respectively. The outlook in the two dressing rooms was certainly different after the final result.
A sneak peek behind the scenes with the Wales and England teams yesterday!
Golwg sydyn tu ôl i’r llenni gyda thimau Cymru a Lloegr ddoe! pic.twitter.com/X1S3HnbJ4T
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) February 26, 2023
More than £1,000 a minute, the easiest payout Marcus Smith has ever had. Everyone talks about his vision on the field; meanwhile, off it, he is playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers.
What a way to earn your £15,000 match day fee https://t.co/0qdFPnzu09
— Graham Love (@glove931) February 25, 2023
The Grim Reaper meme did not take long as Ireland continued their unbeaten run en route to a potential Grand Slam! Next stop, Scotland. Can they keep going?
Watch me jinx it now #WALvENG #ITAvIRE pic.twitter.com/f6HGkMh1RQ
— Clare Molloy (@ClareeMolloy) February 25, 2023
Pure comedy gold! It will take a while to find a more entertaining post-match interview! Adopted Irishman Mack Hansen humorously drops an F-bomb after almost knocking over a microphone following his brace against Italy.
Player of the Match, Mack Hansen admits that Ireland were 'patchy' at times against Italy but he was happy with a more composed display in the second-half. #RTErugby pic.twitter.com/USc0lAZuWU
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) February 25, 2023
Props love props. Stormers front-row Neethling Fouche loads his Twitter up with praise for the veteran Brok Harris on his birthday this week! Got to love some kind words between big men.
a Brok Harris special thread⬇️ @brokharris
Seeing as my roompas turns 38 today, I wanted to honor the man in some sort of capacity. Guys, the man is as good as they come. Sout vd aarde. Special special human being!
Did you know his real name is Juan? Me neither until he told
— Neethling Fouché (@johneetfouche) February 22, 2023
Former Springboks coach Peter de Villiers heads out with some legends, including Schalk Burger senior, Danie Gerber, Victor Matfield and Jannie du Plessis. Would not want to catch that crowd in a bar fight!
Out with the lads tonight!!
Just hope they can keep up with me….. 😉@VictorMatfield @skalabrak @JannieDup3 @GerberElsabe pic.twitter.com/bYRRx3qeSf
— Peter de Villiers (@CoachPdV) February 24, 2023
That looks terribly gruelling! Arms and legs will be feeling heavy after this tackle fitness drill in the All Blacks sevens camp. Sevens players are just made differently.
And there's training with @NZ_Sevens tough. #RugbyFit
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) February 24, 2023
There is a reason she is one of the best in the world. Hollie Davidson awarded the try mid-dive to get the best angle – nothing but love for the commitment to the game.
Whatever it takes Hollie Davidson. 😃 pic.twitter.com/4urcV7Bkb5
— Nick Heath (@nickheathsport) February 24, 2023
Getting his steps in! Just have a look at those numbers. Blues speedster Mark Telea certainly had his breakfast as he produced one of the best individual performances in recent memory. Unstoppable is an understatement.
🔵 Insane numbers from Mark Telea for the Blues. #HIGvBLU pic.twitter.com/UW2zqgVByN
— Planet Rugby (@PlanetRugby) February 25, 2023
Smiles for the Blues but raw pain for the Highlanders who did not have an answer for the man they understandably call ‘the Terminator.’
Highlanders defenders when asked if they can stop Mark Telea: pic.twitter.com/KEryVjgAJo
— Byron (@byron10_94661) February 25, 2023
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