Sunday Social: Debut try, a kick to win and heartwarming gestures

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.

Kicking off with an outrageous debut try from Henry Arundell! Everything this youngster touches seems to turn to gold. It looks like England has another Test superstar loading. Brilliant stuff from the London Irish speedster!

The leg drive has to come from somewhere! A humorous take on the source of Arundell’s power. Scandalously exciting debut indeed.

Wow! An aggressive push to the head from Jonny Hill on Wallaby Darcy Swain. How on earth has this gone unnoticed by the match officials? It truly was a robust clash between the two old rivals.

The heat between the two continued until Swain got himself a red card for a headbutt. It is never nice to see these kinds of scuffles on the pitch. Unnecessary and ill-disciplined. Poor from both parties here.

As soon as England’s Maro Itoje started screaming at the Australian line-out, the meme creators of the internet’s underbelly kicked into overdrive! A good laugh from Squidge Rugby, who has his take on a strange moment.

Another one! Sorry, Itoje, but there was no other outcome. The image sums up England’s second half. Springboks supporters probably felt the same about their first half at Loftus Versfeld against Wales.

ICE in his veins. Springbok Damian Willemse steps up after the hooter and nails the penalty to win. That is incredible composure for a player that has not kicked much at goal all season—pure class.

If anyone has forgotten how ridiculously talented All Black Ardie Savea is, here is your reminder. What a game by the number eight scoring a brace! World-class performer.

What a heartwarming moment! A lovely lady hands the Wallabies captain Michael Hooper a chocolate bar for his efforts on the field. A kind and warm gesture.

Brothers in arms! Always lovely to see two siblings representing their country together. Paolo and Alessandro Garbisi lining up for Italy! What a moment that is for the Garbisi family.

The Champions Cup draw was completed this week, but you will need a Quantum Physics degree to make sense of what is going on. Surely there must be a more simple method? Is this the best they can do?

Remembering an iconic moment for the Lions. Who does not like seeing Israel Folau carried like a naughty child by George North? Immense power is showcased in a bizarre moment in rugby.

Leicester Tigers assistant coach Kevin Sinfield took an old friend and teammate Rob Burrow, who suffers from Motor Neurone Disease, on a 10-kilometre run to raise money for the cause. Fantastic stuff from the pair who have already raised a great deal of money. Rugby is more than just a game. The camaraderie and brotherhood transcend the sport.

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