Round two of the 2017 Six Nations brought three very differnt games of rugby. Italy were embarrassed by the Irish in Rome, France snatched victory against Scotland in a scrappy game in Paris and England continued their unbeaten run after a dramatic night in Cardiff.
But aside from the action off the pitch, let’s take a look at how social media reacted to round 2.
Firstly, here’s what the table looks like after the second weekend of the tournament.
— RBS 6 Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 13, 2017
DRAMA IN CARDIFF
There were a few surprise supporters coming from the Premier League.
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) February 11, 2017
class, what a team ????????????@EnglandRugby
— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) February 11, 2017
Former England back row Nick Easter gave some insight into the dramatic game in Cardiff.
If England win this game they will thank the decision by Wales to take off Moriarty and Webb!?!!!!
— Nick Easter (@nick_easter) February 11, 2017
And here is Will Greenwood’s personal weekly Twitter round up.
— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) February 11, 2017
— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) February 12, 2017
But who knew Chris Robshaw was good friends with Jack Whitehall?
And Wales legend Mike Phillps was spotted in the crowd in Cardiff.
— I Loves The ‘Diff (@ILovesTheDiff) February 11, 2017
Wallaby legend Matt Giteau wasn’t on England’s side…
— Matt Giteau (@giteau_rugby) February 11, 2017
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 12, 2017
It’s hard to explain this one, but it may have something to do with TV show The Jump.
Wales number eight Ross Moriarty was grabbing some unusual attention…
— Sherlock Holmes (@PeopleBoreMe) February 11, 2017
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan recognised the influence of Eddie Jones.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 11, 2017
And here is some cheeky bare chest action from James Haskell and Nathan Hughes.
That awkward moment when Finn Russell forgot he was playing Rugby and not football… pic.twitter.com/L5q2Pgp2eL
— Ewan (@DeadlyGriezmann) February 12, 2017
But the French were gracious in victory.
— FF Rugby (@FFRugby) February 12, 2017
Ireland back row CJ Stander became the first forward in history to score a Six Nations hat trick.
— iRadio ???????????? (@ThisisiRadio) February 11, 2017
Great to get the W in Rome ???????? great squad effort ????????,thanks for the awesome support ???? pic.twitter.com/BA0cfvVijF
— Simon Zebo (@SimonZebo) February 12, 2017
Well done @IrishRugby on a comprehensive display. Back in the mix.
— Brian O’Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) February 11, 2017