Sunday Social: Attacking wizardry and the Haka

Date published: October 10 2021 - News Desk

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.

We begin in England where Marcus Smith came to the fore with this piece of attacking wizardry during Harlequins’ Premiership victory over Bristol Bears.

Quins front-row replacement Will Collier also dished up this collector’s item – his first ever try for the Premiership champions.

Meanwhile, judging from the past, Alex Dombrandt’s England hopes might be dashed if he continues with his current fine form.

There was a great moment ahead of that game when the Twickenham Stoop faithful gave their former captain, Chris Robshaw, as memorable send-off.

Elsewhere, this post on how the Haka used to be performed proved a hit on our Twitter feed.

While this picture of Saracens, England and Lions lock Maro Itoje and rapper Jay-Z also received plenty of positive reaction.

There was an ugly scene during the first leg of the Rugby World Cup qualifier between Canada and Chile as a Chilean player was caught in the act while eye-gouging an opponent.

Meanwhile, there were great scenes at Durham University where their spectators had a ball of a time.

In New Zealand, the All Blacks shared their favourite songs with their fans, who have a chance to vote for their favourite tune on the three-time world champions’ Instagram page.

While there were jubilant scenes in Montevideo as Uruguay beat the USA over two legs to book their spot at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

And finally, Scarlets fans will be looking forward to their Round Three Champions Cup clash against Bordeaux-Begles after receiving this message from a pub close to Stade Chaban Delmas.