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 start in Auckland where Blues flyer Caleb Clarke caught the eye with this superb run before setting up Rieko Ioane for a try in their win over the Highlanders.
😮 Try of the Year contender?
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) June 27, 2020
Clarke’s brilliant attacking display was rewarded as he was named the Most Valuable Player in that game and he gave an emotional post-match interview, after his grandfather passed away earlier in the day.
"Just wanna give all the honour and glory back to God. That was dedicated to you Grandpa" – Caleb Clarke, our MVP 💪 pic.twitter.com/8O8JU9GY29
— Sky Sport NZ (@skysportnz) June 27, 2020
That match at Eden Park led to a reunion of sorts for these three All Blacks greats.
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) June 28, 2020
Meanwhile, Ugo Monye certainly left former Harlequins team-mate Danny Care with egg on his face in this conversation about their footballing loyalties.
Cos of ‘ die hard supporters’ like you who first went to anfield aged 31 cos they got invited to corporate hospitality chief
— ugo monye (@ugomonye) June 26, 2020
Elsewhere, Leicester Tigers came up with this entertaining video to announce their recruitment of Australian utility back Harry Potter.
— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) June 24, 2020
Former Ireland and British & Irish stalwart Keith Wood was not your average hooker and he could match some of the game’s best backs with his kicking ability.
A thread of hooker Keith Wood delivering stunning kicks for Ireland.
The first two would be 50/22 kicks.
Wood had a spectacular skill set – certainly something for other forwards to aspire to. pic.twitter.com/GmmzUoeoFR
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) June 24, 2020
Staying in Ireland, Springbok second-row RG Snyman is finally in Munster colours and he showed his strength as he lifted a Wattbike with ease.
— Tim O'Connor (@timoconnorbl) June 26, 2020
In New Zealand, the prospect of a cross-code Test against Australia’s Kangaroos seemed to surprise the All Blacks.
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) June 26, 2020
With the Hurricanes having a bye in Super Rugby Aotearoa, it was good to see Ardie Savea playing club rugby for Oriental-Rongotai in Wellington.
Club footy so good🙏🏾.
Need more pro footy players playing grassroots. pic.twitter.com/aWuB5Qp4rL
— ardie savea (@ardiesavea) June 27, 2020
And finally, former New Zealand international cricketer Brendon McCullum laced his boots on the rugby field in a rather wet Waikato club game on Saturday.
Good to have a run around on the footy field yesterday. The boys got the job done 22-20 in a real good battle. Roll on next week 💪🏻🏉 pic.twitter.com/8ycMNP4VXc
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) June 27, 2020