Bristol v Cornish Pirates Photos
Bristol v Cornish Pirates Play off Semi-Final
This afternoon I was lucky enough to get pitchside to photograph the RFU Rugby Championship Semi-Final Second Leg play off between Bristol Rugby and Cornish Pirates. I’m a big Bristol Rugby fan these days – especially as they are so close to my home.
Bristol were carrying a 21 point deficit into this match but I felt fairly confident that they could turn it around. Sadly, it wasn’t to be and although Bristol beat Cornish Pirates 29-15 today, it wasn’t enough on aggregate and The Pirates are the team to progress to the final.
It was a balmy afternoon at The Memorial Stadium with beautiful sunshine and an 8,000 capacity crowd promising a fast, free flowing running game of rugby. This was duly delivered, though sadly for Bristol, by both teams. Cornish Pirates had brought a strong travelling support and they were delighted at the end when they held on to reach the final. It was a deserved win for The Pirates, they are an excellent rugby team.
As the final whistle blew, it was jubilation for the Cornish Pirates players and fans, and despondency for the Bristol Rugby players and fans.
In the other semi-final, the club I used to play for, London Welsh did progress to the final and I wish them all the very best in their attempt to reach the Premiership next season.
Below are a selection of some of my favourites images from the match. I don’t shoot sports professionally so get a chance to apply my filmatic styles to the images. If you do wish to purchase any of the Bristol v Cornish Pirates images please contact me. Any money raised from print sales goes directly to the Bristol Children’s Hospice.
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