Social Media Round-up 2018-19: Week Nine

first_imgThe Cheetahs beat Cardiff Blues 21-10 to secure their first Pro14 victory of the season… Related: What it’s like to watch a rugby match in JapanThe news that neither the WRU or SRU are making a direct donation to Doddie Weir’s foundation from the money generated by the Doddie Weir Cup game between Wales and Scotland in Cardiff on Saturday has also caused plenty of debate… In the first round of the new Premiership Rugby Cup, Zach Kibirige marked his birthday with a hat-trick in Newcastle’s 22-22 draw with Exeter. You can see one of the tries here… Barrett’s between-the-legs pass to Ioane in the closing stages then set up a try for the winger. Watch it here… Earlier in the game, George Horne’s clever chip set up a try for his brother Peter… Shout out to Rodrigo Capo Ortega, who equalled Thibaut Privat as the player with the most Top 14 appearances – 342! A remarkable record for him and he could yet play another season #Midol— Paul Eddison (@pauleddison) October 29, 2018 And here’s how the table looks! It’s @LightningRugby who lead the way at the top with seven successive wins— Tyrrells Premier 15s (@Premier15s) October 29, 2018It was a big weekend for Uruguay lock Rodrigo Capo Ortega, who equalled the Top 14 appearances record when playing for Castres… Nice touch: Beauden Barrett runs in a try during New Zealand’s Bledisloe Cup win (Getty Images) Next week we’ll bring you the big talking points from the first weekend of autumn Internationals in Europe.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Jordan Olowofela didn’t have the same fortune in Leicester’s 29-21 defeat by Saracens… In the Guinness Pro14, a late Rory Scannell penalty secured a 25-24 victory for Munster over Glasgow at Thomond Park… From Beauden Barrett’s box of tricks in Yokohama to a birthday hat-trick in the Premiership Rugby Cup, catch up with all the Twitter goings-on from the weekend’s rugby action Beauden Barrett’s box of tricks in YokohamaAnother a weekend of rugby action has come to a close, but what were the big talking points on social media? We bring you the highlights from Twitter.Six weeks of huge Test matches kicked off with New Zealand v Australia in Yokohama – and the All Blacks made it three from three in the 2018 Bledisloe Cup by beating the Wallabies 37-20.Beauden Barrett showed his class throughout the 80 minutes and he scored a try with this clever loop around Rieko Ioane… England have been preparing for this weekend’s South Africa Test with a training camp in Portugal and Chris Ashton is loving being back in the national set-up… Loughborough Lightning lead the way in the Tyrrells Premier 15s with seven straight wins – they are the only unbeaten team – while Worcester Valkyries are still without a victory…last_img

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