May 17 2010
A hard and ultimately fruitless day at the office against Saracens. A match that could have gone either way is recorded by our photographers.
that the season ended like that, would have been nice to say farewell
at twickenham to Nacho, Kruger, Hopley, Besty, Cannon, Joe & Scott
Gray, Hopley, Dickens, Darren Morris, John Brake, Everitt and Jon
Here's the photos:
And some favourites - Foden gets caught:
A Dickson box kick almost gets charged down:
My man of the match:
Bye bye Nacho:
The final whistle - gutted:
Only three months to wait till the season starts again!
A lovely day, another cracking game of rugby, and another
Somehow I managed to land tickets in the front row of the South Stand, with Mrs Hat just in front for the second half, so my view was pretty good.
I thought Saracens were really good value for the win, and can’t believe how different a team they have been in the last few weeks. But, will they be able to continue playing like that without Jackson? Brits was a real handful, side-stepping away from the first up tackles every time, and they seemed to be just evading the usually so solid defence.
In the end, as I said to saintsdave on the way out, I didn’t want to go to Twickenham anyway as I’ve spent too much on rugby this season anyway. His reply is unprintable on a family website.
Here’s my selection – quite a few of them as I took a lot of photos.
I spent some time before match trying to photograph Geraghty kicking the ball – it’s really hard to get the timing right!
Tiny showing just how flexible he is
If the opposition are going to score and celebrate, then it’s jolly decent of them to do it in front of me.
Ashton about to get double-tackled
Best on the rampage
Tiny doing what Tiny does
And I’ll give the last one to a Sarries fan, as it was their day.
To wrap up, a great season – strange isn’t it how we can be disappointed with a Cup win, an HEC QF and a playoff SF!
Enjoy the summer, and I’ll see you all next season.