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I had the opportunity to shoot rugby recently and boy, was I glad I never played this growing up. Nevertheless, there were some interesting moments that I had the privilege of capturing and I would like to share some of them, ten to be precise, with you.

 

Let the carnage begin. Singapore Select go against the Borneo Eagles here.

The Maul

I had the opportunity to shoot rugby recently and boy, was I glad I never played this growing up. Nevertheless, there were some interesting moments that I had the privilege of capturing and I would like to share some of them, ten to be precise, with you.

 

Let the carnage begin. Singapore Select go against the Borneo Eagles here.

comments (23)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Nov 2014, 00:14
Great action shot, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you Ray, again this is one of the better shots. The fast pace of the action coupled with the long distances meant that not all my photos were sharp enough.
A curious juxtaposition of grace and vicious looking spikes.
Ayush Basu: That is certainly a nice way of putting it and I agree with you the 'curious' aspect of it Michael, thank you.
Good shot, Ayush, I unfortunately did play this...:-(
Ayush Basu: Thank you Frank.
If we ever meet, I will give you a wide berth then grin
[kidding]
You caught this action amazingly well! Can't wait to see the rest!
Ayush Basu: Another one of the lucky shots. Stay tuned Elizabeth and thank you for the comment.
Excellent action shot Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Thank you for that comment Richard.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Nov 2014, 05:58
I guess you will have some more good ones, judging by this, Ayush
Ayush Basu: I hope so Lisl, stay tuned!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Nov 2014, 06:31
Balletic stuff Ayush. But very rough stuff too isn't it - glad I never played it in earnest..
Ayush Basu: You and I have something common then Chris grin
You do seem to have gotten the hang of it quickly, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: You are too kind, this is one of the more decent shots from a bunch Ginnie
I played second row in the scrum at school. But after the age of 15 everybody else seemed to get bigger and I decided to retire!
Ayush Basu: I see, thank you for sharing that about yourself Bill.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Nov 2014, 10:16
I played when growing up and hung my togs up when I became 25, that year. To me it was and still is (as supporter) a great team sport. It is known as a contact sport, but there are worse sports in terms of contact, like ice hockey.
Ayush Basu: Quite right, I have seen ice hockey as well and it didnt go down well for some players.
I could not attend my son's rugby games, they were so rough.
Ayush Basu: I can imagine Mary, on a different occasion I recall seeing a player with a cut right above eye, streaming blood.
Excellent timing Ayush. I got out of Rugby after a bit, I was not enjoying it, and ended up playing Hockey at school, and afterwards for a while.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Brian and also sharing that info about yourself.
You always take excellent action shots, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Pauline. You're very generous
Looks as thought the Eagles have it at this point smile
Ayush Basu: Haha, yes, they won eventually, Tom.
A terrific action shot Ayush
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Janet
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Nov 2014, 17:10
Do you know that rugby is one of the most fair-sports there are.... As a player you KNOW that you will attacked, but the rules are strict.
I love to watch the game.
You did a great job here. A lot of action here.
Ayush Basu: You are quite right in your observation Astrid.

Thank you very much, it was a bit of a challenge to shoot this event.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Nov 2014, 17:47
Good action shot. If you can't reach the ball throw the player with the ballsmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much.
Haha, nicely summed up John
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 12 Nov 2014, 17:48
What are they doing to that poor chap Ayush?
Ayush Basu: Oh just a little bit of hazing, Chad grin
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Nov 2014, 21:24
I used to play as a schoolboy - I hated it! This is a great photo though!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much. Rugby wasnt big when I was growing up, it was more of cricket and football for me.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 13 Nov 2014, 01:50
WHOA lol what is going on there??
Ayush Basu: haha, a bit insane isn't it? this is a no holds free for all thing Elaine.
Athletic ballet...
Ayush Basu: That would be a nice and fitting description Larry, thank you.
les belles cuisses smile)
Ayush Basu: Haha , oui . Merci pour le commentaire et bienvenue sur ce photo blog.
[Yes smile appreciate your comment and welcome to my photo blog]
perfect timing smile

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