Sunday Social: High class knockout rugby, flying the Super Rugby Pacific flag for Australia and dance moves

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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.

The weekend’s action for us began with the Crusaders’ impressive win over the Reds in their quarter-final. We still can’t believe Sevu Reece scored from here.

Later that day it was Premier 15s trophy joy for Saracens Women’s team as they made it three domestic titles in four years. Here they are enjoying the win.

In the United Rugby Championship‘s first quarter-final, an outstanding display from Ulster saw them beat rivals Munster to a semi-final spot. They were on fire.

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

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

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

The centre would score a superb team try in the Blues’ victory over the Highlanders, but this steal at a maul from the Highlanders lock Josh Dickon was hilarious.

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

The scrum-half won’t have minded the physical though as the Brumbies now march on to the semis, subsequently flying the flag for all of Australia next weekend.

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

There was also a tweet of congratulations from All Blacks team-mate Aaron Smith for his old friend, which came with a nudge to go on and break the try record.

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

In Cape Town the Stormers had their dancers on the field again 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 full-on knockout mode, for many the season is over and it’s clear prop Jamal Ford-Robinson is now letting his hair down.

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