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!
— Premiership Rugby (@premrugby) July 2, 2022
The leg drive has to come from somewhere! A humorous take on the source of Arundell’s power. Scandalously exciting debut indeed.
Scandalously exciting Test debut from Henry Arundell.
Most powerful arse in Test rugby.
But that is a superb win for the Wallabies.
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) July 2, 2022
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.
— Saint Drogo (@liquorbox_) July 2, 2022
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.
𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐃! 🟥 Australia's Darcy Swain! ❌
— Sky Sports Rugby Union (@SkySportsRugby) July 2, 2022
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.
Maro Itoje at the Aussie lineout pic.twitter.com/wYigSvhD4x
— Squidge Rugby (@SquidgeRugby) July 2, 2022
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.
Me…watching the 2nd half of #AUSvENG 🙈
(fair play Australia) pic.twitter.com/OhqPoMbGdw
— Tim Cocker (@cocker) July 2, 2022
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.
Unreal scenes at Loftus Versfeld 🤯
The Springboks complete the comeback and win the match with a last-gasp penalty after the hooter from Damian Willemse.
🇿🇦 32-29 🏴 pic.twitter.com/ItLqMLdSEb
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) July 2, 2022
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.
— EK Rugby Analysis (@ek_rugby) July 2, 2022
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.
A K̶o̶d̶a̶k̶ Cadbury moment 😄
The best post-match gift for any player? 🍫
— RUGBYcomau (@rugbycomau) July 2, 2022
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.
Things you just love to see.
22-year-old out-half Paolo Garbisi and 20-year-old scrum-half Alessandro Garbisi in the same senior Italy matchday squad as each other. pic.twitter.com/MRmNsGEjT0
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) July 1, 2022
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?
— RugbyInsideLine (@RugbyInsideLine) June 28, 2022
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.
💪 Happy George North carrying Israel Folau on his shoulders day! pic.twitter.com/0YoDPgaY5a
— Planet Rugby (@PlanetRugby) June 29, 2022
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.
— Claire Ryan (@ClaireRyanSport) July 3, 2022