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.
What a week it has been in the gardens and around the houses of rugby players past and present. Carlos Spencer has been on another level though with this just one of many amazing efforts into his basketball net. What kind of sorcery is this from the All Black?
😲 Carlos Spencer, always one for the audacious.
Not bad at all from the New Zealand great. 🔥pic.twitter.com/0JgoerVaOw
— Planet Rugby (@PlanetRugby) March 31, 2020
Those efforts have led to several others showing off their skills, with Ulster’s James Hume getting involved with this backdoor pass into the wheelie bin.
— Ulsterrugby (@UlsterRugby) April 2, 2020
Here is former Saracens and England scrum-half Kyran Bracken proving he’s still got it as he goes over the bouncy castle to the basketball net. Lovely.
Reverse pass into basketball net…..lockdown challenge! pic.twitter.com/1mKDF09Uow
— Kyran Bracken (@KyranBracken) April 3, 2020
Let’s take a breather from the skills for one moment and at this tough time, who better to bring a laugh or two than Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins?
I love the Aussie lingo, let’s share it! pic.twitter.com/ysiOrE1FGD
— Nick Cummins (@nckcmmns) April 1, 2020
That was of course from a few years ago and so is this. Remember when Bristol fly-half Felipe Contepomi did this after scoring a try? A fine celebration.
Best. Celebration. Ever. 👏pic.twitter.com/bkx4jyYx3R
— Bristol Bears (@BristolBears) March 31, 2020
That’s enough from the past and now back to the present as USA Sevens speedster Carlin Isles shows he has no issue training in isolation. Good session.
That home stairs workout! pic.twitter.com/Z0iXHKxrIo
— Carlin Isles (@Carlin_Isles) April 1, 2020
Meanwhile in Spain, Olivia Fresneda produced this fantastic video of her trying to keep her eye in with some big game moments around the house. Ouch.
Buenas ideas para seguir estando en forma en técnica #rugby
— Spain Women's Rugby (@leonasrugby) April 1, 2020
The Wallace High School in Lisburn also make our Sunday Social as their director of rugby scares his daughter en route to claiming a testing high ball.
— WHS Sport (@wallacesport) April 2, 2020
In the north-west of England it was another family moment here as the Du Preez brothers got their distances right for this passing drill over the house.
— Sale Sharks🦈 (@SaleSharksRugby) March 29, 2020
CJ Stander clearly does things a little differently though. Here is the Munster, Ireland and British & Irish Lions number eight evading sheep on a farm.
Because one Spencer video isn’t nearly enough, here’s a second as Carlos and Payton go for the punt kick from distance. Incredibly, both of them nail it.
King Carlos doing King things again…
Son Payton with the swish as well 👏🏼
🎥 payton..spencer // TikTok pic.twitter.com/26lV5eB2Co
— Northampton Saints 😇 (@SaintsRugby) April 1, 2020
The fun continues and with the commentary to boot, this video made us laugh out loud. Excellent stepping and fend of the garden chair here to get away.
And rugby players are losing it now.
The commentary is classic 😂😂🏉😭😂 pic.twitter.com/BDlk15eVEv
— TswanaManWithPower💪 (@David_Gabaocoe) April 1, 2020
Speaking of laughs, here’s a snippet from a British & Irish Lions team meeting when Siri interrupted coach Andy Farrell. Talk about breaking the ice…
Andy Farrell: Serious face / serious meeting
Siri: "Sorry…i'm not sure what you said!"
— British & Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) April 2, 2020
Finally, we end on another light-hearted moment which is a shake flashback from the 1990s between All Blacks Michael Jones and Va’aiga Tuigamala.
😎 Michael Jones and Va'aiga Tuigamala were just too cool for school. pic.twitter.com/d7xmpXXtYb
— Planet Rugby (@PlanetRugby) April 2, 2020