Sunday Social: Champions born in a weekend of finals as Freddie Burns goes all Alex Goode after Premiership win

Date published: June 19 2022 - 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.

In a weekend packed with finals, Steve Borthwick’s Leicester Tigers maintained their momentum and clinched the Premiership title after beating Saracens 15-12, thanks to a late drop-goal from Freddie Burns. A massive moment for Tigers, who were almost relegated in 2020.

Tigers captain Ellis Genge got emotional in a post-match interview after the game as his time with the club ends. However, he will go down as one of their great captains as he helped pull Leicester back following some dark times. A perfect case of leaving things better than you found them. Excellent stuff, Genge!

One to warm the heart! Smiles on smiles for the Youngs family, who have endured a horrible time recently. Rugby has the ability to bring joy and spread happiness. The Youngs family deserve nothing less.

Now back to the man of the moment absolutely grazing on McDonalds next to the Premiership trophy. This clip is nothing short of gold. Good on you, brilliant Burns.

He strikes again; Burns was so caught up in the festivities that he forgot about Father’s Day. Pretty sure being the Premiership hero is enough of a present. It certainly would be for most.

Here’s a brilliant clip referring to Burns having the last laugh after some questioned why he was put on the Premiership final poster over George Ford. Burns is a hot topic in English rugby!

Just when you thought Burns could not become more of a legend. Gotta love it! That is how to celebrate a title.

Down in South Africa there were absolute scenes as the Stormers won their first major title, claiming the United Rugby Championship. Incredible passion and joy shown by players and fans. Moments to live for.

A slip of the tongue and the only mistake he has made all season. 35-year-old Deon Fourie has had the perfect campaign for the Stormers. Is he from Stellenbosch because he is ageing like a fine wine. Simply sublime from the veteran.

After a terrible day kicking off the tee, Stormers fly-half Manie Libbok calmly dinks a drop goal to hammer the final nail in the coffin for the Bulls.

Wholesome content. Such a clever and heartwarming idea for the medal ceremony. Another example of how rugby is far bigger than an oddly shaped ball and four lines.

There are few constants in life; death, taxes and the Crusaders winning Super Rugby. Scott Robertson’s men add the Super Rugby Pacific to their collection. Have a look at those numbers. No team is remotely close.

Scott Robertson breaks it down yet again. He will need to buy an external hard drive to store all the videos from his titles if he continues like this. Brilliant effort, Razor.

Finally, something to look forward to. Stan Sport and Wallaby Taniela Tupou taking the mickey in this one. Challenge laid down by Australia. It’s all to play for when England travels down under for three Tests in July.

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