30th December 2014

Best of 2014

With most of my time taken up with rugby, and a little Commonwealth Games action thrown in for good measure, here are twenty of my favourite shots from the past year.


James Down

James Down of London Welsh looks to win the ball at a lineout as the sun sets behind him


Francois Louw try

Francois Louw of Bath Rugby dives for the try-line at Welford Road


Australia pursuit team

The Australia pursuit team competes in the Men’s 4000m Team Pursuit Gold medal Final at Glasgow 2014


Thomas Waldrom in the rain

Thomas Waldrom of Leicester Tigers looks up at the pouring rain


Luke Baldwin

Luke Baldwin of Bristol Rugby slides head first into the advertising boards after scoring a try


Patricia Bezzoubenko

Patricia Bezzoubenko of Canada performs in the Individual Ribbon Final at Glasgow 2014


Matt Banahan

Matt Banahan celebrates running in Bath Rugby’s bonus point try late in the match


Drew Mitchell celebrates with Matt Giteau

Drew Mitchell celebrates with Matt Giteau at the final whistle of the Heineken Cup Final


Darius Jokarzadeh

Darius Jokarzadeh of Wales competes in the Men’s +105kg Weightlifting at Glasgow 2014


George North

George North of Northampton Saints looks to turn Chris Ashton of Saracens over


Sean Ward of Barbados

Sean Ward of Barbados gets past Josh Petero of the Cook Islands in the Men’s Rugby Sevens Bowl Quarter-final at Glasgow 2014


Melvin Bibo and Chris Laverick

Melvin Bibo of Nigeria in action against Chris Laverick of Canada in the Men’s 74kg freestyle Wrestling at Glasgow 2014


Luther Burrell

Luther Burrell of Northampton Saints crashes into James Hook of Gloucester


Jonathan Joseph scores a try

Jonathan Joseph of Bath Rugby dives for the try-line against London Welsh


Olivia Vivian

Olivia Vivian of Australia performs in the balance beam rotation of the Women’s All-Around Final at Glasgow 2014


Semesa Rokoduguni in attack

Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath Rugby takes James Haskell and Christian Wade of Wasps



England and New Zealand forwards compete at a maul


Lynsey Sharp

Lynsey Sharp of Scotland celebrates after the Women’s 800m Final at Glasgow 2014


Brad Thorn issues instructions

Leicester Tigers captain Brad Thorn issues instructions during a break in play


Matt Banahan celebrates his try

Matt Banahan of Bath Rugby celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Harlequins


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