Round three of the 2017 Six Nations was overcast by the ‘Ruck Gate’ scandal at Twickenham, but Scotland recorded their first win against Wales in a decade, and Ireland edged out a nervy game against France in Dublin.
Aside from the on-pitch action, here is a round up from the best of social media throughout the weekend.
‘RUCK GATE SCANDAL’
“That wasn’t rugby”
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) February 26, 2017
Well done Italy using a rule to its max but anyone else feel this could be type of rugby we are going to see for next few months #negative
— James Simpson-Daniel (@JSimpsonDaniel) February 26, 2017
Having been coached by Eddie Jones, I’d love to b a fly on the wall in the change rooms at half time…
— Matt Giteau (@giteau_rugby) February 26, 2017
— Paul Womble Brewer (@_Brewer_) February 26, 2017
Well done Italy on ruining this international. Now World Rugby have to change the laws because of your inability to compete at this level. ????
— Matt Dawson (@matt9dawson) February 26, 2017
SERGIO FAN CLUB
Meanwhile Sergio Parisse’s skills were praised as usual.
— Paul Bray (@1964panic) February 26, 2017
And the Italy captain has a lot of keen fans.
Sergio Parisse has just liked my tweet.
How do I tell him that I love him?
— Sam Roberts (@samrobertsrugby) February 26, 2017
Not really sure what this does, but Sergio recovered in style after the game at Twickenham.
— sergio parisse (@sergioparisse) February 24, 2017
In case you missed the action and have no idea what happened…
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 27, 2017
Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea Will…
— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) February 26, 2017
Was this actually Finn Russell’s Dad?!
— Roddy Graham (@MrRoddyGraham) February 25, 2017
Former Auckland Blue Ben Atiga showed appreciation for Scotland forward Hamish Watson.
— Ben Atiga (@atiga1037) February 25, 2017
Scottish MP Alex Salmond was also chuffed with the result.
— Alex Salmond (@AlexSalmond) February 25, 2017
This is the most Scottish thing ever seen.
— Song For Murrayfield (@murrayfieldsong) February 23, 2017
Ireland fans celebrated in their usual manner.
— Fr Dougal McGuire (@DougalMacGuire) February 25, 2017
And Johnny Sexton received praise after returning from a period of injury.
Well Done To #johnnysexton and Ireland Rugby Team on Saturday
— Daniel Hall Mehigan (@leinsterdaniel) February 26, 2017
But this is just weird.
When you’re trying to secure your country’s position as 2nd in the tournament but spot Connor Murray’s arms are looking fine af mid-game pic.twitter.com/DZqPGy6rP7
— Cameron Mckie (@CameronMckie1) February 26, 2017