Guinness Six Nations 2022: Best of social

The 2022 Guinness Six Nations did not disappoint with classic matches and history made throughout leading to a Super Saturday for the ages – and social media captured the whole story perfectly.

The 2022 Guinness Six Nations did not disappoint with classic matches and history made throughout leading to a Super Saturday for the ages – and social media captured the whole story perfectly.

France claimed their first Grand Slam since 2010 with memorable wins over Ireland and England in Paris while Andy Farrell’s men completed the Triple Crown as the world’s top two sides put on a show.

There was history made in Cardiff as Italy defeated Wales at Principality Stadium for the first time and in the process ended their winless streak with a first Championship success since 2015.

Scotland claimed the Calcutta Cup in Round 1 to win back-to-back Guinness Six Nations matches against England for the first time since 1984 but were beaten by Wales in the Doddie Weir Cup a week later.

With so much incredible action, there was social to match the occasion and without further ado, we look at the best bits of social from 2022.


It was an excellent start to the Championship for Scotland, and it was Gregor Townsend’s men who earned an impressive 20-17 victory over England to land a second consecutive Calcutta Cup victory after their historic win at Twickenham the year before.

The action on the field was not the only thing that caught the eye though, with BBC presenter Gabby Logan appearing to muster up flames out of nowhere, to the amusement of the Twitter crowd.

And there was an emotional send-off to long-standing BBC commentator Brian Moore who ended his Guinness Six Nations commentary stint at BT Murrayfield.

Sunday’s game posed a treat for the fans as France defeated Italy 37-10 to get their Grand Slam hunt off to the perfect start with a Gabin Villiere hat-trick at the Stade de France.


Scotland were unable to repeat their performance from the week before and were defeated by the exact same scoreline as they inflicted on England the week before – 20-17, with Dan Biggar nailing the winning drop goal, much to his delight post-match.

Immediately after that game, Ireland and France took each other on in what was always set to be one of the games of the tournament, and it did not disappoint, with Les Bleus making it two wins from two despite this sensational try from Mack Hansen.

And on Sunday, England returned to winning ways with a 33-0 win over Italy, and it was Jamie George who was on the score sheet on two occasions, including this special try after a quality Ellis Genge pass.


France continued their sensational campaign with a dominant display to defeat Scotland 36-17 at the Stade de France and former Wales captain and two-time Championship winner Sam Warburton was one of many who were very impressed with Fabien Galthié’s men.

Victory saw France take the Auld Alliance Trophy home with captain Antoine Dupont meeting the Princess Royal to get his hands on the trophy.

There was history made at Twickenham when England hosted Wales, as Ben Youngs made his record-breaking 115th cap for England in a 23-19 win, while Alex Cuthbert also reached a landmark with his 50th appearance for Wales.


Wales and France locked horns in an intense atmosphere under the Friday night lights in Cardiff and with France edging a 13-9 win there was a real feeling this could be their year and Cameron Woki was met with some adoring fans.

Scotland and Italy put on a show in a thrilling 33-22 win for Scotland with this try just one of many exceptional scores from the afternoon.

Ireland edged closer to Triple Crown glory with a 32-15 win over England at Twickenham and for Finlay Bealham and his father, the emotions were all a bit too much.


Super Saturday was really one to remember, and it all started in Cardiff where Italy stunned Wales with a 22-21 victory courtesy of this try from Edoardo Padovani, made by Ange Capuozzo.

And this conversion from Paolo Garbisi.

Josh Adams was named Player of the Match, but in a gesture of incredible sportsmanship, he offered his medal to Capuozzo.

Ireland did secure the Triple Crown, defeating Scotland 26-5 in Dublin, allowing them to celebrate in front of their supporters.

Le Crunch had a bit of extra bite to it this year, with France needing victory to seal the Grand Slam, and they did not disappoint – cue celebrations on the streets of Paris.

Winning coaching duo Fabien Galthié and Raphaël Ibañez celebrated their success but were also able to have a trip down memory lane from their playing days!

And there would not be a trophy win without the traditional photo of players asleep with the trophy, in this instance France winger Damian Penaud nails it.