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.
Starting off, a beautiful tribute for the late Shane Warne who tragically passed away this week. A sporting icon and a cricket superstar, the world will simply not be the same. Rest easy, Warney.
A loss felt around the sporting world. 😔
Shane Warne left an impression on everyone he met, and gave memories to those he crossed paths with. 👏🏏
— Stan Sport Rugby (@StanSportRugby) March 5, 2022
Wallabies legend Matt Giteau shares his condolences after the news. The loss of Warne is not just to cricket but to the entire sporting world.
😢😢 A true Aussie legend gone too soon. Another very sad reminder to maximize the days we have 💔
RIP Warney @ShaneWarne 🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Matt Giteau 🇦🇺 (@giteau_rugby) March 4, 2022
Meanwhile, in Super Rugby Pacific, there were joyous scenes on Australia’s Sunshine Coast as the Fijian Drua grabbed their first ever win when they beat the Rebels 31-26 on Friday. Is this a sign of things to come?
— Stan Sport Rugby (@StanSportRugby) March 4, 2022
Elsewhere, fellow tournament newbies Moana Pasifika huddles with the Crusaders after their first ever game, in song. What a moment of acceptance for the newcomers. Super Rugby Pacific is so culturally rich. Great moment.
— Super Rugby Pacific (@SuperRugby) March 4, 2022
Staying in New Zealand, where the Chiefs performed a traditional war dance at Eden Park to honour their eighth centurion Brad Weber who went on to score a brace of tries in a narrow defeat to the Blues. Good on you, Webby!
— Gallagher Chiefs (@ChiefsRugby) March 5, 2022
— Super Rugby Pacific (@SuperRugby) March 5, 2022
Meanwhile, these Joe Marler and Ginny Weasely lookalikes conquered World Book Day. Yes you read right, have a look at that little lad’s Marler outfit. Absolute class.
World Book Day.
The only day you’ll see Joe Marler* and Ginny Weasley in the same sentence.
Like some kind of bizarre dream after 10 pints.
*ᵃⁿᵈ ʸᵉˢ ʰᵉ ʰᵃˢ ᵃ ᵇᵒᵒᵏᵎ pic.twitter.com/V6XQBf80gT
— Emma (@81emmajd) March 3, 2022
Staying with the World Book Day lookalikes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for this one. England legend Jason Robinson’s son is a dead ringer for his famous dad. Could not have scripted that one! Looks like you’re enjoying holding on to that World Cup hey Master Robinson?
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) March 3, 2022
Is the Loch Ness monster real? Mixed answers from the Glasgow lads who seemed to enjoy answering this one.
Nessie – Fact or fiction? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/n5RYPwhyIt
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) March 1, 2022
Is this legal? The real Joe Marler arrives at the ground looking like a bearded Red Riding Hood ahead of Harlequins’ clash with Newcastle Falcons on Friday.
— Harlequins 🃏 (@Harlequins) March 4, 2022
Wow! London Irish’s Nick Phipps shows his class as he whips one around the traffic circle to set up a try in his side’s win over Worcester Warriors. What a beauty!
Nick Phipps 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ocSE03aCAm
— Ben Coles (@bencoles_) March 5, 2022
And finally, this poor lad was folded like a T-shirt! He needs to remember his passport if he is going to get bounced like that.
— Rugbydump.com (@Rugbydump) March 6, 2022