Sunday Social: Sensational Semi, a dummy and a bad call

Date published: August 23 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 begin with footage of the Premiership’s latest sensation, Semi Radradra, who proved almost unstoppable at times in Bristol’s away win over Gloucester.

The Bears’ record over their West Country rivals – Bath and Gloucester – certainly makes for impressive reading and their social media team highlighted it.

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.

Elsewhere, there was plenty of excitement in Scotland where the PRO14 returned to action with the 1872 Cup clash between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.