At the weekend, I was working at the first rugby match where I did not have to shoot any of the action of the field. Instead I was photographing the behind the scenes action for Sky Television and their start of the new season coverage of 1st XV Rugby. Sky Sport has pumped up its College Rugby coverage with a new show, a new host and more games. Erin Simpson, the former What Now, Sticky TV and The Erin Simpson Show host joins the Rugby Channel’s 1ST XV coverage on match days and will front Land Rover 1ST XV Revision, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at schoolboy rugby, the players that have kicked on to bigger things and highlights of every match.
It was a refreshing change not having to concentrate on the match itself, but watch and photograph Erin as she rehearsed and prepared for the live broadcast, interviewing the team captains and player of the match plus making the necessary introductions for the commentary team.