It’s time for Planet Rugby’s Sunday Social, your original recap of serious and less serious talking points from last week’s action.
We start in Chile, where their national team players were visited by the country’s president, Gabriel Boric, to congratulate them on qualifying for next year’s Rugby World Cup in France.
Thanks a lot @Condores_rugby there @chilerugby por invite a conocer su casa! Este Gobierno, junto a la ministra @AleBenado estamos compromised a mjorar las condiciones y calidad de vida de las y los deportistas en Chile.
Éxito in France 2023, estamos con ustedes! 🏉 pic.twitter.com/aftSoksucl
— Police Gabriel Boric (@gabrielboric) July 29, 2022
Earlier in the week it was a fine day for former Western Force Wallabies, Brumbies and David Pocock when he was sworn in as an Independent Senator in the Australian Capital Territory.
Welcome to Country this morning, then swearing in of new senators for the 47th Legislature.
Thank you for taking the 📸 from my AUSPIC signature. pic.twitter.com/kZVfjedjXK
— David Pocock (@pocockdavid) July 26, 2022
Elsewhere, England and Saracens second line Maro Itoje was in Nairobi where he spent time with the Atlas charity and quickly received great support during a line-up exercise.
— Maro Itoje (@maroitoje) July 27, 2022
Itoje also presented medals to underprivileged children who participated in the program and one youngster stole the show with some skillful dance moves.
—Victoria Rush (@victoriahrush) July 26, 2022
In New Zealand there was a reunion for All Blacks Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Ardie Savea, in the third Test against Ireland earlier this month – 11 years after they also played together at the neo schools side -zeelandese.
2022 ➡️ 2011
All Blacks ➡️ New Zealand Schools
11 years later. pic.twitter.com/NakIaObWtp
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 31, 2022
In Ireland, Simon Zebo honored Munster’s new signing Malakai Fekitoa during pre-season training.
Spot the new guy 🤪😂 pic.twitter.com/Yvp2b1vL2n
— Simon Zebo (@SimonZebo) July 25, 2022
Still on the training theme, the guys from England Rugby have shared this video of Freddie Steward, Joe Cokanasiga and Jack Nowell doing their version of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett’s famous scene from the movie Titanic.
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) July 26, 2022
Meanwhile, with the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, journalist and sports commentator Rob Vickerman showed us some names of players included in the New Zealand Sevens team who were crowned champions at the 1998 Games in Kuala Lumpur. A few all-time greats on this list!
Prep on CWG 7 and read about this 1998 team, including:
— Rob Vickerman (@robvickerman) July 26, 2022
Elsewhere, there was plenty of passion on display during a moving rendition of the Welsh anthem at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium earlier this year. Goosebumps stuff!
— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) July 29, 2022
While these Premiership players really enjoyed their time off over the summer.
How is the off-season going? 😎
— Premiership Rugby (@premrugby) July 29, 2022
And finally, while this player deserves a lot of praise for his tackling technique, he really needs to work on his timing.
—Rugbydump.com (@Rugbydump) July 28, 2022
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