Sunday Social: More Marcus Smith genius, kit clashes and old friends link up

Date published: January 16 2022 - 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.

We start in the southern hemisphere at an Australian rugby match where a child wanders onto the field. Instead of pausing the game and removing the child from the field, the players let the young rugby fan run with the ball and even pretended to tackle him. The boy’s outing ended in five points right under the sticks (with a little helping hand).

Marcus Smith is basically the same size as that young lad but it doesn’t show as he continues to produce match-winning moments.

Another talented 10, Finn Russell, played his part in Racing’s win on Saturday, but it was wing Teddy Thomas who showed off his footballing skills in this try.

Meanwhile, in space… a rugby ball shaped exoplanet has been found. Is this a sign from the universe?

University teammates turned pro, Alex Dombrandt and Luke Northmore, re-signed with Quins this week. The pair are inseparable when it comes to rugby!

Elsewhere, the latest rugby game has been teased on social media, with the release announced for January 27. Will you be buying this instalment?

England U20 and Saints player George Hendy showed off his flair for the camera with an audacious drop goal in training.

In Japan, these commentators’ worst nightmare came true after these kits were worn against each other in League One.

Continuing in Japan and Quade Cooper and Will Genia’s chemistry ignited once more.

Elsewhere, we loved this idea from Squidge.

And finally, even rugby joined the meme game for Novak Djokovic, playing on the fact that there are reportedly a few vaccine sceptics in the Exeter squad.