It’s never my favorite part of the day shooting fans arriving but it’s a good way to feel the excitement as it builds
I had to shoot Slash as he played!
The foundation bell ringers before the match
Greg Inglis looking focused as he waits with his team mate for the late arriving Bulldogs team to the pitch
The Bulldogs had salt rubbed into the wound as the NRL issued them with a $20000 fine for their late arrival on to the field for kick-off
After fracturing his foot the previous week Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis was ruled out of the grand final. He spent the match nervously watching on from the bench
The Burgess brothers during the national anthem
Sam Burgess copped a head to the cheek bone from James Graham in the first tackle of the match. He ran straight to the trainer and everyone knew he was in trouble…but he played on
It was Graham’s head in the first tackle of the game that left Sam Burgess with a fractured cheek bone. He played on but I don’t think much was made of his heroics in the media….
Issac Luke lapping it up after missing the grand final due to suspension
A happy GI on the lap of honour with some stoked kids
These are just a selection of my pictures of the game but I was part of a great team of 5 with Mark Nolan, Renee McKay, Mark Metcalfe and Matt Blyth who was stuck with the hardest job of the night editing and uploading. (Thanks Matt!)
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