Sunday Social: Curry switch, Rees-Lightning and Fatialofa

Date published: January 12 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.

Let us kick-off with something from earlier in the week when England head coach Eddie Jones hinted that flanker Ben Curry could be utilised as a scrum-half. Plenty of the media took the line with a straight face but surely this is just another Jones quote with tongue in cheek? Either way, social media had some fun over it.

Ali Stokes got involved with this Sporf tweet…

From further back this clip from last weekend’s game between Stade Francais and Toulouse saw the strange side of Gael Fickou.

On to this week’s action what an agonising watch this was for Exeter full-back Stuart Hogg as his long-range penalty fell short.

But it was all smiles once again for Gloucester’s Louis Rees-Zammit. Seriously, is there a player in better form in the game at the moment? Here he is with a brilliant break and even better offload to Willi Heinz.

We give you a Rees-Zammit and raise you a Cheslin Kolbe. Here the Toulouse wing shows his hands are as good as his feet.

On a serious note, the global rugby community has this week shown its support for Worcester Warriors second-row Michael Fatialofa after he had neck surgery. Here’s the Hurricanes sending a video to the lock.

Let’s hope Fatialofa is out of hospital and on the mend by the time the Six Nations starts. It will be an interesting tournament.

Oh and if that’s not enough then Super Rugby kicks off the day before on January 31 as teams look to dethrone the Crusaders.

One team who has done some solid recruitment is the Blues. Can they finally show their potential in the 2020 competition?