It’s time for Planet Rugby’s Sunday Social, your quirky recap of the intense and never so critical speaking factors from the previous week’s motion.
The place else to start however Munster’s staggering efficiency in opposition to Clermont Auvergne after they came from 28-9 down to defeat the Frenchmen 39-31. The battle between Rabah Slimani and Josh Wycherley summed up the encounter because the tighthead initially received the higher hand…
Slimani, épouse-moi ! pic.twitter.com/zVRQd4gQ3i
— greub🐑 (@greub1) December 19, 2020
…Earlier than Wycherley responded, dominating the competition for the ultimate hour and permitting the Irish province to manage issues up entrance.
— Three Purple Kings (@threeredkings) December 19, 2020
There was additionally a really humorous second when Clermont’s Alivereti Raka did ‘a James Haskell’ by working into the publish.
Hold your eyes slightly below the scoreboard…
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) December 19, 2020
It was a day of comebacks as Edinburgh overcame Sale Sharks from 12-0 down and earlier Gloucester defeated Ulster late on. It was a much-needed win for the Cherry and Whites they usually definitely loved themselves following the match.
EUROPEAN NIGHTS. 😍 pic.twitter.com/9TogfoePYj
— Gloucester Rugby (@gloucesterrugby) December 19, 2020
On Friday, Wasps sealed a comfortable triumph over Montpellier, making it successive wins within the Champions Cup. Alfie Barbeary received a lot of the plaudits however Josh Bassett additionally impressed and Squidge made this very astute quip.
If Josh Bassett was a Kiwi, he’d be 18 months away from profitable his first cap for Scotland.
— Squidge Rugby (@SquidgeRugby) December 18, 2020
It has additionally been weekend for Zebre, who shocked Brive, they usually made reference to considered one of Donald Trump’s many Twitter posts.
— Zebre Rugby Membership 🦓🏳️🌈 (@ZebreRugby) December 18, 2020
Elsewhere, the World Cup draw was made earlier in the week and Scotland followers weren’t pleased with the end result as they had been put within the ‘Group of Demise’ alongside South Africa and Eire.
Earlier than the draw
After the draw pic.twitter.com/w0r7C7WimI
— Graham Love (@glove931) December 14, 2020
In the meantime, all our ideas this week had been with Fiji as a strong cyclone hit. We hope everybody stayed secure after it devastated elements of the nation. There was one good second, nevertheless, as some Fijian gamers determined to get out on the sector in clearly fairly terrible situations.
— Simon Raiwalui (@SimonRaiwalui) December 17, 2020
The tributes continued to pour in for Nigel Owens after he announced his retirement from international refereeing and Joe Marler, in his personal inimitable style, did this for the Welshman.
— Sam Evans (@Samboevans) December 19, 2020
With regards to referees, Bulls captain Duane Vermeulen had this response for Marius van der Westhuizen.
Duane Vermeulen, Thug Life 😎💪 pic.twitter.com/1KjyTznrLv
— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) December 15, 2020
Lastly, the All Blacks put collectively this good video celebrating one of the best of the off-field motion in 2020.
🤩 Whereas the on-field rugby in 2020 was spectacular, a number of the off-field moments had been much more golden!
Which one is your favorite? pic.twitter.com/NlIvQh7Sz7
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) December 18, 2020