Sunday Social: Dance moves, a stirring anthem and a new senator sworn in

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 Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

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.

We begin in Chile, where their national team’s players received a visit from the country’s president, Gabriel Boric, to congratulate them on their qualification for next year’s Rugby World Cup in France.

Earlier in the week, it was a great day for former Wallabies, Brumbies and Western Force back-row David Pocock when he was sworn in as an independent senator in Australia’s Capital Territory.

Elsewhere, England and Saracens second-row Maro Itoje was in Nairobi where he spent some time with charity organisation Atlas and promptly received excellent support during a lineout drill.

Itoje also handed out medals to disadvantaged kids who participated in the programme and one youngster stole the show with some slick dance moves.

In New Zealand there was reunion for All Blacks Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Ardie Savea, in the third Test against Ireland earlier this month – 11 years after also featuring together in the New Zealand Schools side.

In Ireland Simon Zebo put Munster’s new recruit Malakai Fekitoa in the spotlight at a pre-season training session.

Staying with the training theme, the England Rugby guys 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 Titanic movie.

Meanwhile, with the Commonwealth Games on in Birmingham, sports reporter and commentator Rob Vickerman showed us some names of players included in New Zealand’s Sevens team which were crowned champions at the 1998 Games in Kuala Lumpur. Some all-time greats on that list!

Elsewhere, there was plenty of passion on display during a stirring version of the Welsh anthem at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff earlier this year. Goosebumps stuff!

While these Premiership players really enjoyed their time off during the summer.

And finally, although this player deserves plenty of praise for his tackle technique, he really needs to work on his timing.

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