It’s been a forgettable year for both these teams, however I thought I’d cheer the Cowboys on in their last Sydney game for 2006. I pulled the camera out for a few minutes in the second half – it makes a nice change to shoot in direct sunlight! It also gave me another excuse to use my 135mm f2.
Even with that focal length it’s still not really long enough to get close crops of the action – but it gave pretty nice results when the play went near the sidelines. Here Matt Bowen and Matt Sing combine to round up the Rabbitohs Joven Clarke.
Matt Sing was playing his second last game in Cowboys colours. He’s been one of my favourite players for years – I’ll never forget his heroics playing for Queensland in the ’95 Origin series.
Oh and I should mention the score – the Cowboys ran away victors 34-12. Despite the loss I have to give wraps to the Rabbitohs fans – they were still cheering their team despite being behind on the scoreboard.