First Class Knockout Rugby, Waving the Flag and Dance Moves

It’s time for Planet Rugby’s Sunday Social, your original recap of serious and less serious talking points from last week’s action.

The action of the weekend for us started with the Crusaders’ impressive victory over the Reds in the quarter-finals. We still can’t believe Sevu Reece scored from here.

Later in the day, it was the joy of the Premier 15 trophy for the Saracens women’s team who won three national titles in four years. Here they enjoy the victory.

In the first quarter-final of the United Rugby Championship, an outstanding performance by Ulster saw them beat rivals Munster for a place in the semi-finals. They were on fire.

While rugby is renowned for its respect after the full-time whistle, this tunnel was nice to see as Ulster consoled their opponents after a tough away defeat.

Earlier in the week, we took a trip down memory lane with the Guinness Six Nations Twitter page as they released a France squad from 28 years ago. Familiar names.

On Saturday and after the Chiefs beat the Waratahs to join the Crusaders in the semi-finals, there were Roger Tuivasa-Sheck fans at the Blues game.

The cross would score a superb team try in the Blues’ win over the Highlanders, but this one-maul robbery of the Highlanders’ Josh Dickon lock was hilarious.

Super Rugby Pacific’s last place in the last four was taken by the Brumbies as they beat the Hurricanes in a match that saw a funny Sparta moment for Nic White.

The scrum-half won’t have bothered the physique as the Brumbies now head to the semi-finals, subsequently flying the All Australia flag next weekend.

Despite the Hurricanes’ negative result, it was a special run for TJ Perenana as he racked up his 150th Super Rugby game, with a nice touch.

There was also a congratulatory tweet from All Blacks teammate Aaron Smith for his old friend, who came with a boost to go on and break the try record.

Meanwhile, the Premiership have reached their final round of the regular season and this offload from Gloucester’s Adam Hastings was superb in their huge win over Saracens.

In Cape Town, the Stormers again had their dancers on the pitch but this time the star of the show was joined by a few companions who got the crowd in the mood.

Finally, while some players are now in knockout mode, for many the season is over and it’s clear the Jamal Ford-Robinson prop is now letting his hair down.

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