Sunday Social: Carlos the king of garden trick-shots

Date published: April 5 2020

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.