This is the second of my weekly image updates as the Australian Rugby Union’s official photographer for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Click here to view week one’s post.
I’ve just completed my second week with the Wallabies at their training camp at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and later today I depart on a British Airways flight to London for the tournament proper.
Upon arrival I’ll be driving across the country to the team’s initial training base in Bath to cover Australia’s official welcome.
Here’s the best imagery from the squad’s second week at Notre Dame and the 47-10 victory over the USA at Chicago’s Solder Field.
Check back in a week for the best from the West Country as the team makes final preparations for it’s tournament opener against Fiji at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
Car’n the Wallabies!
Matt Giteau showing the spirit of the Fighting Irish.
Will Skelton loses a bit of beard juice.
Head coach Michael Cheika and assistant Mario Ledesma take on the squad in the final sprint of Friday's session.
The coaches won, pending a steward's inquiry.
Joe Tomane - hair up - in the gym.
Joe Tomane - hair out.
Sekope Kepu and Scott Sio about to lock horns during a scrum session.
Quade Cooper levitates.
Flankers Sean McMahon and Scott Fardy during a scrum session.
Tatafu Polota-Nau training at his usual pace - 100 miles an hour.
Matt Toomua - star of the Notre Dame gun show.
Dean Mumm and Rob Simmons contest a line out.
Israel Folau during Friday's drenched backs session.
A look I don't want to be on the end of from Cliffy Palu.
Quade Cooper takes a high ball.
The sun sets behind Soldier Field about 20 minutes before kick off.
Action from the pre-match tail-gate party in the car park - a US tradition.
Tail-gate madness pre match.
Ben McCalman cops a spray.
A dominant Australian scrum early in the match - pity the stands weren't full though.
Kane Douglas and Tatafu Polota-Nau tackle the USA's second-row giant Greg Peterson.
James Slipper has a hand in Australia's second try early in his first Test as captain.
Nick Phipps scores Australia's second try before they lost their way a little in the first half.
It was good to see Will Genia back in action.
The crowd bays for blood as some second-half fisticuffs break out.
James Slipper all smiles after his first match as skipper.
The front rower appreciation society greet their heroes, James Slipper and Greg Holmes.
Matt Giteau poses for a fan selfie.
John Coolican officially presents an emotional Toby Smith with his first Test cap.
Toby Smith, Taqele Naiyaravoro, James Slipper and Sean McMahon lead the team in singing the national anthem after the 47-10 victory over the USA at Soldier Field.
David Pocock - back at work.
Adam Ashley-Cooper in his customary front-right position for the daily team shot, but he mixed it up on Friday with a convincing impression of a 12 year old.
Assistant coach Nathan Grey calls for consistency.
Kurtley Beale and Bernard Foley take over photography duties.
Quade Cooper 'shoots some pucks' in Notre Dame's Knute Rockne Memorial Gymnasium. He looked pretty sharp ....
... while Drew Mitchell had best stick to rugby.
Head coach Michael Cheika addresses the squad at the end of the final training session at Notre Dame.