3rd November 2015

Best of Rugby World Cup 2015

21 matches, 18 nations, 9 stadiums, 20 moments

It’s been a privilege to work at a Rugby World Cup in my own backyard. Two months of hard work, frustration, long nights and huge enjoyment. From one of the greatest sporting upsets at Brighton, the heartbreak of England’s dismal early exit from the competition, to the epic finale at Twickenham, the following twenty frames include some of my favourite shots from a tournament to remember…


Fireworks - England v Fiji

Fireworks are set off from the Twickenham roof as the teams enter the field of play


Nemani Nadolo - England v Fiji

Nemani Nadolo of Fiji claims the ball in the air to score a try


Schalk Burger - South Africa v Japan

Schalk Burger of South Africa loses the ball after being double-tackled


Haka - New Zealand v Namibia

New Zealand players perform the haka to the Namibia team


Hale T Pole - Tonga v Namibia

Hale T Pole of Tonga fends Chrysander Botha of Namibia


Soane Tonga'uiha - Tonga v Namibia

Soane Tonga’uiha of Tonga in action at a scrum


Luke Charteris and Josh Matavesi - Wales v Fiji

Luke Charteris of Wales commiserates with Josh Matavesi of Fiji after the match


Brodie Retallick and Giorgi Chkhaidze - New Zealand v Georgia

Brodie Retallick of New Zealand wrestles with Giorgi Chkhaidze of Georgia at a maul


Malakai Fekitoa - New Zealand v Georgia

Malakai Fekitoa of New Zealand takes on the Georgia defence


Nicolas Sanchez and Martin Landajo - Argentina v Tonga

Nicolas Sanchez of Argentina is congratulated on his try by team-mate Martin Landajo


Jeff Hassler - Canada v Romania

Jeff Hassler of Canada takes on the Romania defence


Celebration - Canada v Romania

Romania players celebrate their first Rugby World Cup win


Tendai Mtawarira - South Africa v USA

Tendai Mtawarira of South Africa offloads the ball after being tackled


Nehe Milner-Skudder - New Zealand v Tonga

Nehe Milner-Skudder of New Zealand scores a dramatic try in the second half


David Denton - Australia v Scotland

David Denton of Scotland narrowly fails to claim the ball at a crucial lineout late in the match


Bryan Habana and Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino - South Africa v Argentina

Bryan Habana of South Africa competes with Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino of Argentina to touch the ball down over the try-line


Nehe Milner-Skudder - New Zealand v Australia

Nehe Milner-Skudder of New Zealand is double-tackled by Bernard Foley and Dean Mumm of Australia


Nehe Milner-Skudder - New Zealand v Australia

Nehe Milner-Skudder of New Zealand dives for the try-line


David Pocock - New Zealand v Australia

Beaten Wallabies talisman David Pocock walks past the Webb Ellis Cup after collecting his silver medal


Richie McCaw - New Zealand v Australia

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis Cup in celebration


Full set of images from the 2015 Rugby World Cup


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