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 footage of the Premiership’s latest sensation, Semi Radradra, who proved almost unstoppable at times in Bristol’s away win over Gloucester.
— Bristol Bears (@BristolBears) August 22, 2020
The Bears’ record over their West Country rivals – Bath and Gloucester – certainly makes for impressive reading and their social media team highlighted it.
💯% 🆚 🛀
💯% 🆚 🍒
— Bristol Bears (@BristolBears) August 21, 2020
Meanwhile, Bath’s Josh Matavesi left egg on the face of Tomas Lavanini with this outrageous dummy which set up a try for Tom de Glanville at Welford Road.
Josh Matavesi sold EVERYONE with that dummy 😱
Look at the smile on his face during the replay too!
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) August 22, 2020
Elsewhere, there was plenty of excitement in Scotland where the PRO14 returned to action with the 1872 Cup clash between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors.
Our home 😍
BT Murrayfield is ready for the return of rugby in Scotland.
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) August 22, 2020
Similarly in Ireland where arch rivals Leinster and Munster went head-to-head in an entertaining encounter at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.
Surreal but great to have it back pic.twitter.com/QbUxqFcnDt
— Cian Tracey (@CianTracey1) August 22, 2020
In Wales, Scarlets number eight Uzair Cassiem got a bit carried away by thanking his team’s fans – in an empty stadium – after their triumph over Cardiff Blues.
DIOLCH 🌟 pic.twitter.com/AGSmMG6oPq
— Scarlets Rugby (@scarlets_rugby) August 22, 2020
Edinburgh were in a celebratory mood after winning the 1872 Cup for the third year in a row. That result now extends their lead in Conference B to five points.
— Edinburgh Rugby (@EdinburghRugby) August 22, 2020
In the Premiership, Saracens back-row Michael Rhodes showed his skill set as he landed this cheeky drop goal in his side’s home win over Harlequins. Unfortunately, it came after the referee had blown his whistle. Get the sound on for this video from Sarries.
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) August 23, 2020
Heading Down Under, where Tate McDermott was on fire for the Reds with this brilliant try in their one-sided Super Rugby AU victory over the Western Force.
— Darren Carlson (@darrencarlson_) August 21, 2020
Staying in Australia, where we had this awful call from the TMO in the Brumbies v Waratahs match in Canberra. We cannot understand how this was missed.
Sky Sports Action NOW pic.twitter.com/QDCNX3ksD2
— Sky Sports Rugby Union (@SkySportsRugby) August 22, 2020
Finally, in South Africa, the Sharks have kept themselves busy by taking up the latest dance craze, the Jerusalema Dance Challenge, ahead of their return to action.
Sunday vibes! #OurSharks put their own spin on this proudly South African track 🦈
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) August 23, 2020