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.
— PRO14 RUGBY (at 🏡) (@PRO14Official) May 23, 2020
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.
— PRO14 RUGBY (at 🏡) (@PRO14Official) May 17, 2020
Down south, Super Rugby’s Rig XV was released and there are some big units included in this side.
💪🏽🦵🏽 Introducing the Rig XV where we celebrate some of the buffest physiques we've ever seen in the history of Investec Super Rugby.
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) May 21, 2020
This post gives a perfect summary of how 2020 has turned out to be for all of us.
If 2020 was scoring a try pic.twitter.com/rr0y890h8S
— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) May 23, 2020
Meanwhile, the guys at World Rugby also hit the nail on the head with this illustration of this unforgettable year.
My plans 2020 pic.twitter.com/Qw4y0LTkS9
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) May 20, 2020
Several greats of the English game to choose from in this pic for an Ultimate England XV.
If you could only pick three players from this 1995 Grand Slam winning team to be in your ultimate England XV, who would you choose? pic.twitter.com/Roo9JBUsjJ
— England Rugby (at 🏠) (@EnglandRugby) May 21, 2020
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.
💪 Sam Whitelock back in Crusaders colours. 🔴⚫️ pic.twitter.com/EnuFInNDnI
— Planet Rugby (@PlanetRugby) May 22, 2020
Elsewhere, another All Black, utility back Nehe Milner-Skudder, was settling in nicely in his new surroundings with the Highlanders, who he joined recently.
👀Nehe in his new colours 👀
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) May 20, 2020
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.
— Hurricanes Rugby (@Hurricanesrugby) May 19, 2020
And finally, 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning coach Rassie Erasmus gives credit to Squidge Rugby for his excellent analysis on the Springboks. Praise indeed.
— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) May 23, 2020