Borg tech, pianist and beer sipper

Sunday Social January 8 Source: Alamy

It’s time for Sunday’s Planet Rugby party, your quirky roundup of the serious and not-so-serious action talk topics from last week.

Andrew Forde, who runs the popular compilation YouTube channel, shared this suggestion from an American viewer who believes that rugby should no longer use the word “try” for a five-point shot, and rather use the word “success” .

An amazing blast from the past for Jason Leonard as he relives England’s 2003 World Cup triumph thanks to surviving newspapers. Such a lovely gift and a welcome trip back in time.

Leinster reached into the community chest and came up with a card to break out of prison in the United Rugby Championship clash with the Ospreys. The Irish province struggled to contain the Welsh team and were leading 10–0 by the 16th minute. They managed to level the scores at half-time before the likes of Ross Byrne, James Ryan and Josh van der Flier came off the bench and led them to a 24-19 victory.

Like a cement plant with no reverse gear. It’s not often that a Leinster scrum gets pushed away like this. Excellent with Ospreys.

Staying in Leinster and Ireland, have the IRFU’s secret tactic to prolong Johnny Sexton’s career revealed? Borg’s tech is certainly believable considering the performances he’s making at 37. World class.

Lewis Ludlam is known for enforcing the law on the rugby pitch, but this time it was Darth Vader who used force against him. Surely the only explanation for this side height?

Absolute dressing room scenes as Newcastle Falcons celebrate breaking a four-year winless streak against defending Premiership champions Leicester Tigers, courtesy of a hat-trick by Mateo Carreras.

Swiss military knives or just extremely talented players? A quick look back at some of the best moments players have played out of position during the Rugby World Cup, including Victor Vito scoring from a brilliant line from the wing.

Meanwhile, in France, Dillyn Leyds is living his best life sipping beer after La Rochelle snapped an eight-game losing streak against French giants Toulouse. The Springbok was sublime in France and showed its promise again over the weekend.

From showing versatility on the pitch to gently touching the ball off it. It turns out that when Rohan Janse van Rensburg isn’t knocking down opposing defenders and scoring goals for the Sharks, he’s showing off his musical talent.

On the other hand, when it comes to sports pedigree in New Zealand, many fans would point to all three Barrett brothers playing for the All Blacks. However, the Whitelocks may just beat Barrett.

Sam Whitelock recently appeared on The Good, the Bad and the Rugby podcast and gave a full account of his family’s ties to the All Blacks and sport in New Zealand.

Drama! Smash and catch a Benetton. So little time left, one point behind and one rider down. Rhyno Smith advanced and won the match and had to use the backboard to sink him. Fantastic win against Ulster.

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