15 Nov A Day at Murrayfield

Source: Maclean Photographic

Fujifilm X-Pro2 + XF50-140mm f2.8On Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of joining fellow photographer Rob Gray on the touchline at Murrayfield for the first of the three Autumn Tests where Scotland would be taking on the might of Australia.

The last time the two teams met was in the quarter finals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and Australia won by just one point when the Wallabies were awarded a controversial penalty in the dying seconds of the game to win 35-34 and a place in the semi finals against Argentina.

So this was a rematch that everyone was looking forward to and Murrayfield was packed with over 64,000 fans anticipating a great game of rugby.  They duly got their wish as the the game was one of the best I have ever witnessed but, once again, it was Australia who triumphed by a single point.

Fujifilm X-T1 + Samyang 8mm f2.8 fisheye
I was given a green bib, which meant I could shoot from behind the touchline in front of the south stand.  In the first half Scotland were playing towards my position and I duly captured the first two tries scored by Scotland’s no13 Huw Jones in only his second game for his country.

The second half Australia were playing towards me and I also captured the crucial last try of the game.

I was using the game as a test of the X-T2s AF functions (CLICK HERE for the blog on this test), which was fitted with the XF100-400mm.  I also…

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