Sunday Social: An icon retires, crazy tries and 4G pitches

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Sunday Social: Sarah Hunter walks off in her final game Credit: Alamy
Sunday Social: Sarah Hunter walks off in her final game 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.

Captain. Icon. Legend. Sarah Hunter walks off the rugby field for the 141st and last time of her career as she hangs up her boots! A truly sensational career. Utmost respect for one of rugby’s greatest. Congratulations, Sarah!

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The Women’s game continues to take strides, and its popularity is soaring to new heights. Two levels of a bar full and watching the Women’s Six Nations. What a time to be alive!

You can run, but you cannot hide! So the Ireland squad swarmed on Garry Ringrose’s parents’ house as the centre was looking to hide from a fourth day of Grand Slam celebrations! Lovely to see the squad making the most of an historic moment.

After all the debate during the Six Nations over who starts at 10 for England, it was a welcomed coincidence to have Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith face off. Have to say, the Quins man has some catching to do.

The Scarlets celebrate in song after claiming a stunning victory over a Springbok-laden Sharks side! Sing it to the clouds. What a win!

This is some job from the cameraman here! What an amazing shot of a quite brilliant try by the Lions. Really brings the viewers right into the action. Game-changing, really, and possibly a snippet of what the future could hold.

The dramatic music is completely justified. This Handre Pollard try was so well executed in a brilliant performance. A true work of art from the Springbok, who is heating up just in time for the Rugby World Cup.

Absurd. Filthy. Outrageous. Call it what you want, but how has he done that? Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens plucks the ball out of the heavens and still grounds it. Just ridiculous. What a try.

OUCH! Roastie central. Lima Sopoaga showed off the cost of 4G pitches on the skin! That one is going to sting in the shower. One wonders if the players would prefer the mud.

Ahh, the age-old comparison between the toughness of rugby and softness of football. Remember this moment? Got to say Georgia Page soldiering through what must have been some contact remains impressive. Rugby union is a battle in every sense of the word.

READ MORE: Women’s Six Nations: England mark Sarah Hunter’s final match with superb win over Scotland

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