Sunday Social: Mic’d up, handshakes and some brutality

Date published: July 26 2020

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 Sydney where Waratahs scrum-half Jake Gordon had plenty of fun being mic’d up at training ahead of his team’s clash against the Melbourne Rebels.

That Super Rugby AU encounter was a drab affair and New Zealand commentator Scotty Stevenson didn’t hold back when sharing his feelings on the game.

Staying in Australia, where former Wallaby Matt Giteau couldn’t hide his delight as he showed off the latest addition to his family, Winter Belle Giteau. Congrats.

Giteau also shared this hilarious tale about his antics with friend and team-mate Drew Mitchell when the Wallabies paid the Queen a visit at Buckingham Palace.

Elsewhere, Crusaders flyer George Bridge caught the eye with this classy moment during his team’s Super Rugby Aotearoa clash with the ‘Canes in Christchurch.

Hurricanes number eight Ardie Savea also left his stamp on that match with this big bump off on Crusaders scrum-half Bryn Hall early on in a thrilling contest.

Staying with the brutality, take a look at this massive hand off in a school game. It resembles a choke slam from professional wrestling and proved to be effective.

In the other New Zealand derby, Blues tighthead prop Ofa Tuungafasi’s new hairstyle turned plenty of heads during his team’s win over the Chiefs in Auckland.

Fellow Blues front-row, Alex Hodgman, was in a celebratory mood as he shook hands with everyone on the Blues bench after being replaced early in the second half.

Meanwhile, this goalkicker in the USA deserves plenty of praise for this bit of skill and improvisation. Quite impressive, hey?

Finally, we have started to take a trip down memory lane. Check out this throwback of Jim Renwick, Ian McGeechan and Douglas Morgan during their playing days.

As well as former England utility back Austin Healey spending time with some members from the Neighbours cast in 2001 on the British & Irish Lions tour.