It is time for Planet Rugby’s Sunday Social, your quirky recap of the serious and not so serious talking points from the week’s action.
We start off with the funniest moment from the weekend and, of course, it had to come from the loquacious Joe Marler, who threw this jibe towards Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Nic White as he prepared to box-kick. It is an area which has become a blight on the game and Marler merely said what everyone is thinking.
Never change Joe….
Vintage @JoeMarler 😂
Nic White takes his time over a box-kick clearance…
"YOU'RE BORING ME HURRY UP!"
Never shy to speak his mind! pic.twitter.com/c7LQ6YhWUJ
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) April 27, 2019
Marler has also made headlines for other reasons recently and received plenty of plaudits for his support of the LGBT community, and the prop had his say on the Israel Folau controversy in the ‘House of Rugby’ podcast.
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) April 26, 2019
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) April 26, 2019
Those words were evidently heeded in France as love was in the air on Saturday, according to Lyon number eight Carl Fearns.
The Agen 8 kissed me on the lips three times last night. He Obviously has impeccable taste in men.
— Carl Fearns (@Carl_Fearns) April 28, 2019
Meanwhile, it was derby day in the PRO14 and Glasgow Warriors produced an outstanding performance against rivals Edinburgh to claim top-spot in Conference A. They have been baited a few times by Richard Cockerill and the hosts’ victory, which condemned the visitors to the Challenge Cup next season, gave Glasgow an opportunity to respond.
It was unfortunately deleted but here is the screenshot for your enjoyment.
Onto southern hemisphere action and Jordie Barrett produced an outstanding effort against the Chiefs, scoring two tries in the Hurricanes’ dominant 47-19 Super Rugby triumph. Here is the pick of them.
😍 Jordie Barrett…yah kidding! Take a bow!
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) April 27, 2019
It wasn’t the best try of the weekend, however, with that honour going to the USA, who scored a stunner against the Barbarians.
Incredible try by @USARugby!
— FloRugby (@FloRugby) April 26, 2019
Finally, on this day in 1888, the British and Irish Lions played their first game.
The day it all kicked off!
This day in 1888 the Lions played their first ever match in Dunedin against Otago! pic.twitter.com/rGVxlWy2Kg
— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) April 28, 2019
It also gives us an excuse to include this brilliant moment from the 2013 tour, which was reposted during the week.
NEVER EVER roll a four on the Dice game on Tour!!! 🎲📞🦁 pic.twitter.com/zXh9QD5zra
— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) April 25, 2019