Sunday Social: Brilliant tries and fond farewells

Date published: May 19 2019

It is time for Planet Rugby’s Sunday Social, your quirky recap of the serious and not so serious talking points from the week’s action.

We kick off with two great tries from Denny Solomona and Cobus Reinach which saw them finish in joint top spot in the Premiership’s try-scoring charts.

Solomona finished off a brilliant Sale Sharks move in spectacular fashion in their win over Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium.

And Reinach outpaced the Exeter Chiefs chasers after intercepting a wayward pass.

There were also several players saying farewell to their respective clubs due to retirement or moves to other clubs for the 2019/20 season.

Joe Simpson bowed out in style at Wasps by scoring a brace of tries against Harlequins.

It was also Elliot Daly’s last match for Wasps – before his move to Saracens – and he presented Simpson with the official man-of-the-match award.

Quins’ former Wallaby lock James Horwill also said goodbye to the game at the Ricoh Arena.

Stuart Hogg played his last game at Scotstoun – before his move to Exeter Chiefs – and he celebrated it with a PRO14 semi-final win over Ulster.

It was also Rory Best’s final appearance for the Northern Irish province in that game.

There were emotional scenes at Scotstoun after Darren Cave played his last match before his retirement.

At Sixways, former Springbok centre Wynand Olivier started for Worcester Warriors – against Saracens – before hanging up his boots.

There was a special moment for Warriors winger Josh Adams, who became the club’s leading Premiership try-scorer in that game, before leaving for Cardiff Blues.

Worcester also paid tribute to long-serving scrum-half Jonny Arr, who leaves them after 23 years.

Meanwhile, there was this outrageous passage of play in the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby game against the Jaguares in Wellington.

Finally, check out this piece of skill from Embrose Papier in the Bulls’ win over the Rebels in Melbourne.