23 May ’13
It’s rugby season again. So in to town we went on Saturday with Grandad Trev in tow and umbrellas at the ready.
Jake was almost busting at the seams to get back on the field, the boy really loves his rugby. Last year, his first year playing for Boys’ High, Jake’s team won their first game of the season. Sadly his team didn’t win this time.
But the boys had a great time all the same. I love photographing these games – the action, the facial expressions, the moments of agony and triumph – all priceless.
Jake and our neighbour, Paddy, have been playing in the same team for years, since they were little tykes at primary school.
Jacob’s second from the left at the back, and Paddy has the ball. Aren’t they adorable?!
Jake had his growth spurt ahead of Paddy, so now Jake’s the lifter and Paddy’s the liftee (I may be making up words here).
This is an example of what happens when two Boys’ High teams meet – one side has to turn their shirts inside out. This time around it was our guys who played ‘white’. It’s a step up from playing ‘shirts and skins’.
Well done to the Blues, they deserved their 14-5 win.
Watch out, Blues – it’ll be our turn next time!