It was another busy weekend on social media as the Guinness Six Nations got people talking once again.
Last week, retired Wales flanker Sam Warburton joked that people may have mistaken him for wing George North after his surprise appearance as a waterboy at Principality Stadium.
And the 31-year-old who is a technical advisor for Wales was at it again – this time marvelling at his first touch at the Aviva Stadium.
A video of the Wales warm-up showed Dan Biggar split the posts with unerring accuracy in training ahead of their clash with Ireland before Warburton, standing just behind the in-goal area, flicked the ball up with his right foot before catching it with one hand.
He then gave a fist pump after realising that his neat piece of skill had been caught on camera.
“Did you get that on camera? Did you get that?,” Warburton said.
“Did you actually get that? I am so happy, oh my God!”
— Sam Warburton (@samwarburton_) February 9, 2020
France swept aside Italy in a 35-22 victory over Italy in Paris with lock Paul Willemse putting in another tireless shift on the pitch.
But that did not stop lock Paul Willemse from tidying up the dressing room after the game as France posted a picture of him with a sweeping brush.
— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) February 9, 2020
Italy may have suffered a second straight defeat, but former Scotland scrum-half Andy Nicol is wary of the Azzurri ahead of his nation’s visit to Rome in Round 3.
Italy have shown enough for me to be slightly worried about next game for @Scotlandteam 😳😳
— Andy Nicol (@AndyNic9) February 9, 2020
A late Ellis Genge try saw England edge past Scotland 13-6 at a sodden BT Murrayfield and it was the work of back-rowers Sam Underhill and Tom Curry that impressed two further internationals.
France legend Serge Betsen said
Hard to pick a #TopMoment for this game, think what was remarkable what the 80min effort made by @EnglandRugby to secure this narrow victory. Special mention to the back row, @SGUnderhill and @TomCurry98, incredible work rate #SCOvENG #GuinnessSixNations @TISSOT
— Serge Betsen (@SBetsen) February 8, 2020
Ex-England Women star Maggie Alphonsi added
Despite the low score. It was a good game by ENG. They built the score and managed the game well. Underhill was deserved Player of the Match but thought Curry also had a stormer and Genge was brilliant off the bench. #SCOvENG
— Maggie Alphonsi MBE (@MaggieAlphonsi) February 8, 2020
Ireland made it two wins from two with a 24-14 triumph against Wales at the Aviva Stadium and Six Nations great Brian O’Driscoll is already looking forward to facing England in a fortnight’s time.
Much improved performance from @IrishRugby today. Physically imposing. Triple Crown opportunity in 2 weeks at Twickenham not to be sniffed at!
— Brian O’Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) February 8, 2020