Sunday Social: Crazy tries, record crowds and slugging pints

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Sunday Social: Record crowd Credit: Alamy
Sunday Social: Record crowd Credit: Alamy

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.

Saracens star Manu Vunipola really said, ‘fine, I will do it myself’ as he shows tremendous strength and pace to take Bath’s defence apart on his own. Sensational try from the star.

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Oof, straight to the burn ward, please! Amid reports northern clubs may combine to make a bigger, more sustainable team. Sale might not be north geographically but they have got Newcastle’s number with this one.

Smooth like butter in a pan! The kick, the chase, the timing of the run all comes together to produce the most satisfying of tries by Sale’s Tom Roebuck.

History was made in Cape Town as people flooded into DHL Stadium, notching up an attendance of 44,109 – the biggest in a South African United Rugby Championship game. The local team did their fans justice with a stunning 33-21 win over their bitter rivals.

Caption goals! Absolutely brilliant and takes Embrose Papier apart. It’s a double whammy for the Bull who gets mocked for being completely rolled by Leolin Zas.

As he so powerfully explained in his interview with Planet Rugby last year, Hacjivah Dayimani is an open character, one free to express himself in any way he can. The Stormer is a character the game desperately needs and is ever so refreshing to have in the rugby community.

Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane doing his best to keep hydrated after a game! Must say, that is some speed he has slugged that pint in. That’s a skill he learnt and mastered in the streets of Pretoria!

Talk about a serious throwback! A pair of Kebbles in this one as Oli, the Scotland international, is with his father, Guy who was dressed up in his Springbok regalia! Lovely to see.

Never have we seen such an accurate line-up! Grassroots XV nailed this one. It is the centre combination that really got us chuckling. We wonder if the Springboks have the same instructions for their 12 channel.

About as strange as a blow-up dart board and the only way Lachlan Lonergan could throw such an effective dummy! The hooker somehow gets the ball trapped and his shirt and can’t get rid of it. How well did it work though??

This week’s edition of the internet remains undefeated. It is absolutely brilliant. With all the energy around the King’s Coronation, the memes never seem to fail as the King is handed the secret to unlocking the England backline!

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