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31st December 2017

Best of 2017

Loann Goujon of France beats Maro Itoje of England for the ball

Loann Goujon of France beats Maro Itoje of England for the ball

 

A battle-scarred Petrus Du Plessis of Saracens looks on after the match

A battle-scarred Petrus Du Plessis of Saracens looks on after the match

 

Tom Youngs of Leicester Tigers is tackled

Tom Youngs of Leicester Tigers is tackled

 

Darren Atkins of Bath Rugby leaps for the ball against Westcountry rivals Bristol

Darren Atkins of Bath Rugby leaps for the ball against Westcountry rivals Bristol

 

Last ditch tackle on Ellis Genge of Leicester Tigers

Last ditch tackle on Ellis Genge of Leicester Tigers

 

Sam Nixon of Bath Rugby enjoys himself at a scrum

Sam Nixon of Bath Rugby enjoys himself at a scrum

 

Vincent Koch of Saracens takes on the Northampton Saints defence

Vincent Koch of Saracens takes on the Northampton Saints defence

 

Francois Louw of Bath Rugby says hello to Richard Wigglesworth of Saracens

Francois Louw of Bath Rugby says hello to Richard Wigglesworth of Saracens

 

Maro Itoje of Saracens and Jamie Gibson of Northampton Saints compete at a lineout

Maro Itoje of Saracens and Jamie Gibson of Northampton Saints compete at a lineout

 

Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath Rugby scores the match-winning try against Saracens

Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath Rugby scores the match-winning try against Saracens

 

Ellis Genge of Leicester Tigers tops up  Lewis Ludlow's air miles

Ellis Genge of Leicester Tigers tops up Lewis Ludlow’s air miles

 

Will Owen of Doncaster Knights gets to know Callum Irvine of Yorkshire Carnegie

Will Owen of Doncaster Knights gets to know Callum Irvine of Yorkshire Carnegie

 

Taulupe Faletau of Bath Rugby takes on the Worcester Warriors defence

Taulupe Faletau of Bath Rugby takes on the Worcester Warriors defence

 

Telusa Veainu of Leicester Tigers gets past Kylian Jaminet of Castres

Telusa Veainu of Leicester Tigers gets past Kylian Jaminet of Castres

 

Fingertip stuff from Kurtley Beale of Australia

Fingertip stuff from Kurtley Beale of Australia

 

A delighted Jonny May of England scores at Twickenham

A delighted Jonny May of England scores at Twickenham

 

Danny Care of England rounds off a big win against the Wallabies

Danny Care of England rounds off a big win against the Wallabies

 

Schalk Burger of Saracens in for a bumpy landing

Schalk Burger of Saracens in for a bumpy landing

 

Matt Banahan of Bath Rugby out-keaps Phil Dollman of Exeter Chiefs

Matt Banahan of Bath Rugby out-keaps Phil Dollman of Exeter Chiefs

 

Andrew Hunter of Cambridge University celebrates victory against Oxford

Andrew Hunter of Cambridge University celebrates victory against Oxford

 

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16th August 2017

London 2017

Mo Farah

Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates finishing in first place during the men’s 10,000m Final

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31st December 2016

Best of 2016

Jamie George - England v Ireland

Jamie George of England ready to scrummage during the Six Nations match against Ireland

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26th May 2016

LEEEEROOOOYY

After three seasons and 89 appearances in the Blue, Black and White, fan favourite Leroy Houston is heading back to Super Rugby to further his chances of playing international rugby for the Wallabies.

An absolute gentleman and a cult hero among supporters, it’s been a pleasure taking photos of a man who gives everything on and off the field, and always with a smile on his face. Selecting the following twenty standout shots of his three action-packed seasons with Bath Rugby made me grin as much as the man himself…

 

LEROY_001

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14th April 2016

Stuart Hooper

Very sad news today that Bath Rugby skipper Stuart Hooper has announced his injury-forced retirement from the game. Following 192 appearances in Blue, Black and White and five years as captain the tributes have been pouring in from all corners. Those who’ve played under and worked with him will attest to what an inspirational leader, role model and overall class act he’s been. Personally, I’ll let a few photos over the years do the talking…

 

Stuart Hooper

One handed take

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30th December 2015

Best of 2015

From the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup, to arguably the greatest Rugby World Cup ever staged, 2015 was a big year for the sport. The following are twenty standout frames from the past twelve months…

 

Tom Croft - Leicester Tigers v Scarlets

Tom Croft of Leicester Tigers wins the ball at a lineout

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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

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13th October 2015

Closing the pool stages

Canada v Romania

From prop Hubert Buydens’ lumberjack appearance, to Ray Barkwill’s great big bushy beard to the long flowing locks of eventual man of the match Jeff Hassler, it proved to be a hairy day for the Canadians, as Romania stunned them with a late fightback. The Oaks scored 17 points in the final 28 minutes as their powerful pack overcame Canada in the biggest comeback in World Cup history. Covering the men in red in both halves meant missing out on the Romanian’s tries but there were plenty of opportunities for photos after the final whistle, as the underdogs celebrated a memorable victory. Full set of images from the match

 

Jeff Hassler - Canada v Romania

Jeff Hassler of Canada takes on the Romania defence

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5th October 2015

Skills, strength, jubilation and heartbreak

Tonga v Namibia

In front of a capacity crowd at Exeter’s Sandy Park, it was clear that neither side wanted a narrow, forward-orientated game, and the outcome was a thrilling clash, which Tonga eventually claimed, running out 35-21 winners. A first ever World Cup win still eludes Namibia, but they scored three tries in a match at the tournament for the first time and will take plenty of positives from the game. Full set of images from the match

 

Hale T Pole - Tonga v Namibia

Hale T Pole of Tonga fends Chrysander Botha of Namibia

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29th September 2015

One week in…

Scotland v Japan

With Japan playing their second match in four days after the heroics of their stunning win against South Africa, fitness was always going to be an issue late in the match, and so it proved. The game turned when Japan suffered the cruel loss of the influential Amanaki Mafi to injury early in the second half, as Scotland turned the screw and ran in 45-10 winners. Full set of images from the match

 

Tommy Seymour - Scotland v Japan

Tommy Seymour of Scotland looks to get past Kenki Fukuoka of Japan

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