Jonny May’s stunning try-scoring acrobatics, Stuart Hogg’s double delight and Louis Rees-Zammit continuing to emerge as a leading Guinness Six Nations light – Saturday’s Round 2 action did not disappoint.
May’s physics-defying antics in the corner helped England claim a 41-18 victory over Italy at Twickenham while up in Edinburgh, two tries from Rees-Zammit helped Wales edge a thriller.
Scotland skipper Hogg crossed twice at BT Murrayfield but Wayne Pivac’s visitors, fresh off the back of last week’s memorable win over Ireland, clinched a dramatic comeback triumph 25-24.
The two grounds may have been filled with the sound of silence but, in true Guinness Six Nations style, social media was buzzing with reaction as England got their title defence back on track and Wales won a classic against 14 men in the Scottish capital.
May took the meaning of flying winger quite literally at Twickenham.
Eddie Jones’ speedy wide man crossed for a quite simply outrageous try in the first half, leaping high into the South West London sky to dodge Luca Sperandio’s tackle and dot down in the corner.
And social media, including 2003 Grand Slam winner Mike Tindall, wasted no time in revelling in May’s scintillating 13th Guinness Six Nations score.
Jonny Hill also bagged his maiden international try in just his third Championship outing.
And the towering second row was thrilled to help the Red Rose get back to winning ways against Franco Smith’s Azzurri.
May’s fellow winger Anthony Watson scored twice in the six-try victory – and required just three words to sum up England’s afternoon’s work following last week’s Calcutta Cup defeat against Scotland.
Back. On. Track.
There was some bad news for England, with flanker Jack Willis stretchered off with a serious looking knee injury. And Italy’s Sebastian Negri showed his class but wishing him a full recovery.
Louis Rees-Zammit – remember the name.
The Wales wide man, who only turned 20 this month, wasted no time opening his Guinness Six Nations account last weekend and carried on where he left off in Round 2.
The Gloucester ace inspired a stirring comeback from 17-3 down in Edinburgh and, if social media reaction is anything to go by, looks destined for Championship greatness.
Scotland’s Hogg was riding the crest of a wave after last week’s historic win at Twickenham and followed up his heroics with a fine double himself.
And while Gregor Townsend’s talisman ended up on the losing side at BT Murrayfield, Twitter users flocked to hail the fabulous full-back’s glittering display.
We’ll end our Saturday social media round-up with Wales, who are bouncing back from a disappointing autumn in style as they bid to emulate their Grand Slam heroics of 2019.
Pivac’s players now have two wins from two but according to the team’s Twitter channel, you’d have been lucky to even see it as an avid Wales fan!