Sunday Social: Memes aplenty and superb impressions

Date published: February 28 2021 - Adam Kyriacou

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.

Where else to start but the Six Nations game in Cardiff? Twitter was awash with memes and we kick off with this Ant and Dec image about that memorable moment.

Everyone was talking about referee Pascal Gauzere as even Specsavers saw the funny side with this post, as they pretended they were being contacted by followers.

We also joined in with this Leonardo Di Caprio meme at half-time at the Principality Stadium as Welsh fans must have been delighted going into the interval ahead.

Of course Wales went on to win the game in style and there’s been lots of material used on social media since, with this Louis Rees-Zammit image doing the rounds.

The result leaves the Welsh with the Triple Crown in their hands and Balls.ie posted this old corker from Come Dine With Me, with England playing the unhappy host.

Before Saturday’s matches, bookmaker Paddy Power teamed up with impersonator Conor Moore as he did his best Andy Farrell and Eddie Jones. These are amazing.

It wasn’t just at the Principality Stadium that there was controversy as in Rome a nailed on try for Iain Henderson was somehow missed by both referee and TMO.

After Ireland’s impressive victory in Italy there was a moment many debutants dread, as scrum-half Craig Casey sang a song in front of his team-mates. Not bad at all.

It wasn’t just in the northern hemisphere rugby was being played as Super Rugby Aotearoa kicked off, with this haka from the Highlanders worth watching again.

Reds tighthead prop Taniela Tupou was clearly feeling in mischievous mood on the bench as the Wallaby forward wound up his team-mates with a few nose picks.

Elsewhere, we thoroughly enjoyed new Western Force back Rob Kearney being mic’d up against the Brumbies. The ex-Ireland international looks to be a real leader.

And finally, earlier this week amid the build-up to the Six Nations weekend, the draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup certainly turned some heads. What an opener?