Sunday Social: Oh Gavin, moving a car and welcome tears

Date published: September 12 2021 - News Desk

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 begin with the Rugby Championship double-header on the Gold Coast where the action kicked off with New Zealand v Argentina. Nepo Laulala started brightly.

The All Blacks were rampant against the Pumas as they ran in five tries on the day, this from Luke Jacobson coming thanks to an unreal ball from Beauden Barrett.

The focus then shifted to Australia v South Africa but before kick-off there was a nice tribute to Siya Kolisi from former New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams.

Australia would run out 28-26 winners on the field in a dramatic finish to the game, with Quade Cooper the hero as he kicked a last-minute penalty to seal victory.

Heading north and it was another dire gaffe for a politician as Secretary of State for Education of the United Kingdom, Gavin Williamson, made this shocking error.

British & Irish Lions, England and Saracens lock Maro Itoje gave his response to the Conservative MP’s error with a funny message, signing off as Marcu… Maro.

Unsurprisingly Twitter was awash with plenty of comments about the staggering mix-up and here’s A-P Cronje with a tongue-in-cheek tweet about the Lions battle.

In France there was a comical moment as Grenoble prop Regis Montagne decided to put boot to ball from a loose lineout against Agen. We liked the backing music.

Staying in France but in the Top 14, Castres players showed their strength as they moved this car that was blocking their coach ahead of a match against Clermont.

Power up front is something Bath hooker Tom Dunn believes is often under-appreciated and he gave a funny take on how he thinks backs do actually enjoy scrums.

Meanwhile, it was good to see fans returning to stadiums for the pre-season games across Britain and Ireland and how about this emotional moment at Connacht?

Gloucester’s George Barton has clearly been working on his goal-kicking during the off-season. Talk about being bang on with your warm-up attempt off the tee.

Finally, as you probably already know we love our rugby-related animal tweets and Cronje makes another appearance here with one that we would very be proud of.