Sunday Social: Bath wins, long range tries, heartfelt gestures and a heavy hand off

Dylan Coetzee

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.

Starting off, it’s short and sharp for Bath fans; all you need to know in one word from this hilarious twitter handle. Did Bath lose? NO.

Bath players quite rightly celebrated after upsetting last season’s champions Harlequins. Did Bath win? YES.

Continuing with the Bath theme, this was a great feature with youngsters Tom de Glanville and Max Ojomoh, who are following in the footsteps of their fathers.

There was also good news for Bath’s West Country rivals Gloucester as they defeated Newcastle Falcons on Saturday. Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit went like a tracer bullet through the Newcastle defence to score in the corner. Absolutely no chance for the defenders.

In the URC, Sharks fly-half Boeta Chamberlain took time-wasting a bit too far. No doubt coach Sean Everitt will be wasting no time chewing his ear off about that one.

In the same game, there was a dazzling inside out from Sharks captain Lukhanyo Am to send former Sevens star Seabelo Senatla rolling to the shops.

Lukhanyo meets Lukhanyo. Am grants the wish of a young fan sharing his name to meet at a Sharks practice. This is what the game is about. Top effort Lukhanyo (s).

In Wales, Cardiff presented shirts to those who helped the club during the Champions Cup as they were forced to face Toulouse and Harlequins with weakened teams due to Covid. A heartfelt gesture highlighting the ethos of the sport.

Meanwhile, this unbelievable hand off on the ground saves a 4×4 enthusiast from toppling over. Is that you Eben Etzebeth?

The Six Nations of course starts next week and their social media admin brutally trolled an Irish player stretching before a match in 1991.

Elsewhere, England Sevens player Freddie Roddick takes a leaf from Richie Mo’unga’s book with a short kick off barely going the required 10 metres to catch the opposition napping.

The Polish Sevens team also impressed, going from inside their own 22-metre to score a blockbuster try packed with beautiful running and great continuity. WHAT A TRY!

The news of 39-year-old Matt Giteau signing for one more year was met head on by meme culture in truly spectacular fashion. ‘One more year’.