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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 Australia where England’s Australian head coach Eddie Jones was involved in an angry confrontation with one of his countrymen, who called him a traitor, during Saturday’s Test against the Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Jones had the last laugh, however, as England sealed a 21-17 victory and a 2-1 series triumph in Australia which led to wild celebrations after the match.
Earlier in the week, former Australia outside back Drew Mitchell was forced to settle a bet with Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler, after the Wallabies’ defeat in the second Test. It’s fair to say he didn’t shy away from paying his debt.
While Wallabies front-row Scott Sio met one of his football heroes, former Liverpool and England star – and current Aston Villa manager – Steven Gerrard.
Meanwhile, in New Zealand, All Blacks head coach Ian Foster‘s Wikipedia page received some alterations after his team’s 2-1 series defeat against Ireland.
Ireland second-row Tadhg Beirne was one of his side’s stars during their 32-22 victory over New Zealand in the series decider in Wellington. Some player.
Before that game, this Irish supporter was spotted in the crowd with a special message for All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick. Unsurprisingly, this went viral.
Ireland managed to do what very few countries have done in more than a 100 years of Test rugby in New Zealand. The scoreboard said it all after 80 minutes.
The celebrations at the final whistle were a great watch for Ireland fans and the players seemed to enjoy it too. What a moment for this ever improving team.
In South Africa, it was a momentous occasion for Springbok enforcer Eben Etzebeth, who made his 100th Test appearance for the three-time world champions in their clash with Wales in Cape Town.
While the guys from the Six Nations’ Twitter page showed how some of the players would look in the future, with Marcus Smith set to retain his youthful looks.
Elsewhere, France and Toulouse scrum-half Antoine Dupont took to the skies during his time off as he went all Tom Cruise.
In the Six Nations Summer Series, Wales U20s were on the losing side in the final to South Africa but definitely made their mark with this wonderful try.
And finally, Chile were in a celebratory mood after beating the USA over two legs to qualify for the Rugby World Cup for the first time. A fantastic achievement!
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