Sunday Social: The loss of a sporting great, Fijian Drua get off the mark and an outrageous pass

Date published: March 6 2022 - Dylan Coetzee

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.

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.

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? 

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.

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!

Dancing in the moonlight? In Wellington, Hurricanes skipper Ardie Savea shows just how fleet footed he is for a mountain of a man during his side’s triumph over the Highlanders.

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.

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?

Is the Loch Ness monster real? Mixed answers from the Glasgow lads who seemed to enjoy answering this one.

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.

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!

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.

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