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.
– Planet Rugby (@PlanetRugby) June 5, 2022
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.
An important 𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬 update to our bio.
We won it three times 🎶
— Saracen Women (@SaracensWomen) June 3, 2022
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.
What a team effort! 🔥
@stewartmoore88 with the finish!
— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) June 4, 2022
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.
— Vodacomrugby (@VodacomRugga) June 3, 2022
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.
FAMILY VALUES 🫂
— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) June 2, 2022
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.
– Super Rugby NZ (@SuperRugbyNZ) June 4, 2022
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.
Josh Dickson you are a naughty naughty 😂🙌 https://t.co/euD8WgwL7g pic.twitter.com/MByrrx5diJ
—Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) June 4, 2022
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.
— Stan Sport Rugby (@StanSportRugby) June 5, 2022
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.
– Super Rugby Pacific (@SuperRugby) June 4, 2022
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.
— Brumbies (@BrumbiesRugby) June 4, 2022
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.
—Aaron Smith (@Te_Nug) June 4, 2022
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.
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) June 4, 2022
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.
— United Rugby Championship (URC) (@URCOfficial) June 4, 2022
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.
you know what better than day 1… pic.twitter.com/7SBGvvk7Uz
— Jamal Ford-Robinson (@jfordrob) June 5, 2022
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