Wallabies tour – week seven

This is my seventh weekly image post as official photographer for the Wallabies during the 2015 World Cup. Click the links to view visuals from;
Week one
Week two
Week three
Week four
Week five
Week six

When Scotland’s Mark Bennett caught James Slipper’s errant pass on Sunday and sprinted through the rain to give his team the lead, I thought it was all over.

There were only seven minutes remaining, the weather was atrocious, and the bounce of the ball just hadn’t gone Australia’s way all night.

But, just like when they held out Wales a week prior with only 13 players, the Wallabies found a way.

They were awarded a (controversial) penalty and Bernard ‘ice man’ Foley stepped up and nailed the kick. Two minutes later the match was over, booing echoed around Twickenham, and Australia were through to a World Cup semi final.

There was as much relief as elation afterwards, but the focus in the dressing room quickly turned to appropriately recognising Stephen Moore and Matt Giteau’s fine achievement of 100 Test caps.

On Monday it was recovery, a press conference and back into normal routine to prepare for Argentina next week.

We could all so easily have been on a plane home but, once again, there’s no time for what ifs. The Wallabies are only one win away from a World Cup final few thought they were in the frame for – so it’s been a crazy week at the team’s Teddington base.

After a fortnight of intense rehabilitation, David Pocock and Israel Folau return to the starting side, and all the lads are determined to humble Los Pumas.

Set your alarms if you can – the players really do appreciate it – and let’s hope this is only our penultimate visit to Twickenham.

Car’n the Wallabies!

One Response to “Wallabies tour – week seven”

  1. Brad fleet

    Love your work walmdog. Have fun tonight.

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