Sunday Social: Flowing locks, comebacks and giving credit

Date published: May 24 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.

We kick off in Ireland where Leinster’s Australian utility back Joe Tomane’s flowing locks has had more time to grow with barbers and hairdressers closed due to lockdown regulations.

Desperate times calls for desperate measures for Munster scrum-half Nick McCarthy, who had no other option but to train with his dad during lockdown.

Down south, Super Rugby’s Rig XV was released and there are some big units included in this side.

This post gives a perfect summary of how 2020 has turned out to be for all of us.

Meanwhile, the guys at World Rugby also hit the nail on the head with this illustration of this unforgettable year.

Several greats of the English game to choose from in this pic for an Ultimate England XV.

In New Zealand there was good news for the Crusaders as All Blacks Test centurion Sam Whitelock returned to training for the 10-time Super Rugby champions, after a brief spell in Japan.

Elsewhere, another All Black, utility back Nehe Milner-Skudder, was settling in nicely in his new surroundings with the Highlanders, who he joined recently.

While his former side, the Hurricanes, upped the ante with this training session in the gym ahead of next month’s Super Rugby Aotearoa kick off.

And finally, 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning coach Rassie Erasmus gives credit to Squidge Rugby for his excellent analysis on the Springboks. Praise indeed.