Crowd stunned in Super Rugby AU final after shocking photographer incident
Being a photographer isn’t exactly what you’d call a dangerous job. In rugby, however, it’s a completely different kettle of fish.
Fans were shocked in the Super Rugby AU final this morning between the Brumbies and the Queensland Reds after this touchline photographer got more than he bargained for in the first half of the game.
The incident occurred in the first two minutes of the match with the score still standing at 0-0.
The Brumbies had the throw in to the lineout with some good field position to mount an attack into the Reds half. We see as the ball pops up out of the lineout’s resulting maul into the hands of Brumbies hooker, Folau Fainga’a.
What followed was truly shocking.
Watch the brutal Super Rugby AU final incident below
Tough day at the office for the photographer in the Super Rugby AU final 😬 pic.twitter.com/efNElVCm7L
— Edward Barker (@EdwardB24376757) September 19, 2020
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