Sunday Social: A penalty shoot-out, spectacular tries and a rugby legend hangs up his boots

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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.

First off, Toulouse claimed a rare penalty shoot-out win over Munster in the Champions Cup quarter-final. Here is the winning moment from the touchline! One of the most gripping games in European rugby history.

Here is the whole place-kicking competition, about as rare as Jonny Wilkinson missing a conversion but exciting nonetheless.

Ice in his veins! Is it possible for Antoine Dupont to get flustered? Dupont walks away composed after slotting his kick. There is nothing this man cannot do.

Goosebumps! Coach Simon Middleton gets his England Women’s team pumped ahead of their crunch clash with France that saw them claim the Grand Slam. Absolutely gripping!

England coach Eddie Jones takes time out to coach some school children. Not sure he would be that gentle on his team, but lovely to see from the experienced coach.

Meanwhile, in Super Rugby Pacific, the legendary Christian Lealiifano notches up 1000 Super Rugby points. The former Wallaby playmaker now plays for Moana Pasifika after scoring most of those points with the Brumbies. Brilliant work, Christian!

One of the best tries you will ever see! This try has everything – hard running, great offloading, tremendous spacial awareness and a ridiculous acrobatic finish by wing Mark Telea. Contender for try of the season?

A perfectly timed photo. Telea frozen in the middle of his acrobatic finish. Frame that and put it above your fireplace. Take a bow, Mark!

Folded like a deck chair! Eden Park’s security with a stunning hit on this pitch invader. Blues coach Leon MacDonald will be asking for that tackler’s number. Sign him up!

Rees-lightning! Louis Rees-Zammit is a one-man wolf pack in this one. Running 80 metres, kicking and stepping. Excellent effort from the Welshman!

Springbok scrum-half Faf de Klerk takes on World Rugby’s fastest pass challenge. There are some high speeds on the board, but De Klerk manages to make the top three with a whopping 64 km/h.

Give the Bristol admin a raise! A hilarious integration of Family Guy into the announcement of Rich Lane on a full-time basis. Have to love it!

Nothing short of legendary! Arnold Wilson spent an outrageous 40 years with North Shield RFC and retired at the age of 73. These figures are ridiculous. Outstanding effort Arnold, that is incredible.

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