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.
Soooo good… pic.twitter.com/GofZDBGKFp
— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) February 27, 2021
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.
Who is Pascal Gaüzère and why are hundreds of people trying to get him an emergency eye test with us?…
— Specsavers (@Specsavers) February 27, 2021
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.
— Planet Rugby (@PlanetRugby) February 27, 2021
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.
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) February 27, 2021
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.
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) February 27, 2021
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.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 27, 2021
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.
Ref “My TMO has checked it”
— Graeme Gilchrist (@graemegilx) February 27, 2021
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.
Craig Casey belted out this Wham! classic BEFORE his post-match chat 🙌
Sound teammate Jamison Gibson Park covered for him while he was crooning away pic.twitter.com/scXzzBafoN
— Pat McCarry (@patmccarry) February 27, 2021
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.
Hautoa Kia Toa.
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) February 26, 2021
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.
What you doing Taniela Tupou? 😂 #REDvREB
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— StanSportAU (@StanSportAU) February 26, 2021
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.
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— StanSportAU (@StanSportAU) February 24, 2021
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?
— Planet Rugby (@PlanetRugby) February 26, 2021