Saturday, 18 February 2012

World Press Photo 2012

photo: Ray McManus http://www.worldpressphoto.org
One of the most prestigious photography contests - World Press Photo took place at the beginning of this year. Rugby fans must be happy to see that our game is present among the best. The picture of a rugby match between Old Belvedere and Blackrock played in heavy rain in Dublin by Ray McManus took second place in the sports category.

It's not the first time when rugby photo is winning prizes in this contest. In 2003, Tim Clayton won the 1st prize with the picture showing the head of French captain Yannick Bru peering out of the scrum during the third-place play-off match against New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup.

I hope we will see more fantastic and rewarded rugby photos in the future. Well done Mr. McManus!

photo: Tim Clayton, http://www.archive.worldpressphoto.org