A-League Round 3 : Melbourne Victory Vs Melbourne City F.C

Not just another ordinary night at Etihad but the first Melbourne Derby between Melbourne Victory & the Re-branded Melbourne City F.C. In front of a sold out crowd, spectators were spoilt with goals in an entertaining first half with Melbourne City F.C with the assistance of World Cup Winner David Villa, seeing their side go into half time at 2-2 against the highly rated Victory. The second half however was one way traffic with Melbourne Victory showing why they are the standout side so far this season ending up victors 5-2.

From a photographers point of view, as always i ended up shooting at the end with the least amount of goals. Even the rare chance to shoot a football superstar in David Villa proved to be anti-climatic as his teammates (albeit for a brief period of 4 games) hardly passed him the ball.  Anyway below are a few of my selects from the evening.

October 25, 2014: Melbourne Victory fans celebrate as a flare is lit during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Melbourne Victory fans celebrate as a flare is lit during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Archie Thompson (#10) of Melbourne Victory gets his shirt pulled during a tackle by Jason Hoffman (#17) of Melbourne Cityduring the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Archie Thompson (#10) of Melbourne Victory gets his shirt pulled during a tackle by Jason Hoffman (#17) of Melbourne Cityduring the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Besart Berisha (#8) of Melbourne Victory is challenged for the ball by Aaron Mooy (#6) as Rob Wieleart of Melbourne City slides in for a tackle during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Besart Berisha (#8) of Melbourne Victory is challenged for the ball by Aaron Mooy (#6) as Rob Wieleart of Melbourne City slides in for a tackle during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Besart Berisha (#8) of Melbourne Victory celebrates with Daniel Georgievski (#15) of Melbourne Victory after scoring a goal during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Besart Berisha (#8) of Melbourne Victory celebrates with Daniel Georgievski (#15) of Melbourne Victory after scoring a goal during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Nathan Coe (#1) of Melbourne Victory clears the ball from the box away from Mate Dugandzic (#23) of Melbourne City during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Nathan Coe (#1) of Melbourne Victory clears the ball from the box away from Mate Dugandzic (#23) of Melbourne City during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Iain Ramsay (#7) of Melbourne City kicks the ball mid air during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Iain Ramsay (#7) of Melbourne City kicks the ball mid air during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: James Brown (#14) of Melbourne City collides with Leigh Broxham (#6) of Melbourne Victory after going up for a header during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: James Brown (#14) of Melbourne City collides with Leigh Broxham (#6) of Melbourne Victory after going up for a header during the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Mark Milligan (#5) of Melbourne Victory tackles James Brown (#14) of Melbourne Cityduring the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 25, 2014: Mark Milligan (#5) of Melbourne Victory tackles James Brown (#14) of Melbourne Cityduring the match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City F.C at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Alessandro Nocco riding for team speed up during the moto2 race at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit at Phillip Island Victoria Australia on the 19th October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

2014 Australian MotoGP Phillip Island

Riders enter Siberia corner as a helicopter flys above during the moto2 race at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit at Phillip Island Victoria Australia on the 19th October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Riders enter Siberia corner as a helicopter flys above during the moto2 race at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit at Phillip Island Victoria Australia on the 19th October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Valentino Rossi riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP  gets onto his bike during during free practice for the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Phillip Island, Australia on the 18th of October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake.
Valentino Rossi riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP gets onto his bike during during free practice for the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Phillip Island, Australia on the 18th of October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake.
October 19, 2014: Marc Marquez riding for Repsol Honda Team  during the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on October 19, 2014 in Phillip Island, Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 19, 2014: Marc Marquez riding for Repsol Honda Team during the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on October 19, 2014 in Phillip Island, Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Jorge Lorenzo riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP  leads Valentino Rossi riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP on the 19th of october 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Jorge Lorenzo riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP leads Valentino Rossi riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP on the 19th of october 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Valentino Rossi riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP in the pits  during free practice for the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Phillip Island, Australia on the 18th of October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake.
Valentino Rossi riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP in the pits during free practice for the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Phillip Island, Australia on the 18th of October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake.
Maverick Vinales of Spain rides out of Siberia Corner during the moto2 race at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit at Phillip Island Victoria Australia on the 19th October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Maverick Vinales of Spain rides out of Siberia Corner during the moto2 race at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit at Phillip Island Victoria Australia on the 19th October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 19, 2014: Alvaro Bautista riding for Go&Fun Honda Gresini   during free practice for the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on October 19, 2014 in Phillip Island, Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
October 19, 2014: Alvaro Bautista riding for Go&Fun Honda Gresini during free practice for the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on October 19, 2014 in Phillip Island, Australia. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Jorge Lorenzo riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during Qualifying for the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Phillip Island, Australia on the 18th of October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake.
Jorge Lorenzo riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during Qualifying for the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Phillip Island, Australia on the 18th of October 2014. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake.

Valentino Rossi riding for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP approaches Lukey Heights corner during the 2014 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Phillip Island, Australia on the 19th of October 2014 Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Melbourne Victory supporters cheer as a flare is lit up during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

A-League Round 1 : Melbourne Victory Vs Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium

Melbourne Victory supporters cheer as a flare is lit up during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Melbourne Victory supporters cheer as a flare is lit up during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Gui Finkler (#7) of Melbourne Victory pulls the shirt of wabena Appiah (#14) of Western Sydney Wanderers  during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Gui Finkler (#7) of Melbourne Victory pulls the shirt of wabena Appiah (#14) of Western Sydney Wanderers during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Labinot Haliti (#7) of Western Sydney Wanderers passes the ball through the legs of Jason Geria (#2) of Melbourne Victory  during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Labinot Haliti (#7) of Western Sydney Wanderers passes the ball through the legs of Jason Geria (#2) of Melbourne Victory during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Kosta Barbarouses (#9) of Melbourne Victory wins the ball mid air during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Kosta Barbarouses (#9) of Melbourne Victory wins the ball mid air during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Antony Golec (#6) of Western Sydney Wanderers  tackles Besart Berisha (#8) of Melbourne Victory during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Antony Golec (#6) of Western Sydney Wanderers tackles Besart Berisha (#8) of Melbourne Victory during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
IPhone 6 Becomes Available In Australia

IPhone 6 Becomes Available In Australia

At 8am this morning (19/9/2014) Australian customers were amongst the first in the world to purchase the new iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus. Some customers have queued for 3 days, by 8am this morning the line was literally out the door and into the car park of Chadstone Shopping centre in Melbourne’s South East.

A security guard stands out the front of the Apple store ahead of the release of the iphone 6 at the Apple Store in Chadstone Melbourne Australia. Australia is one of the first countries in the world to sell the iphone 6 due to geographic location & time zone.
A security guard stands out the front of the Apple store ahead of the release of the iphone 6 at the Apple Store in Chadstone Melbourne Australia. Australia is one of the first countries in the world to sell the iphone 6 due to geographic location and time zone. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
19/09/2014. Customers line up outside the Apple store ahead of the public release of the iphone 6 at the Apple Store in Chadstone Melbourne Australia. Australia is one of the first countries in the world to sell the iphone 6 due to geographic location & time zone.
19/09/2014. Customers line up outside the Apple store ahead of the public release of the iphone 6 at the Apple Store in Chadstone Melbourne Australia. Australia is one of the first countries in the world to sell the iphone 6 due to geographic location and time zone. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
An Apple store employee claps as the doors open ahead of the sale of the iphone 6 at the Apple Store in Chadstone Melbourne Australia. Australia is one of the first countries in the world to sell the iphone 6 due to geographic location and  time zone
An Apple store employee claps as the doors open ahead of the sale of the iphone 6 at the Apple Store in Chadstone Melbourne Australia. Australia is one of the first countries in the world to sell the iphone 6 due to geographic location and time zone. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
The first customers to purchase the iphone 6 are congratulated by a staff member at the Apple Store in Chadstone Melbourne Australia. Australia is one of the first countries in the world to sell the iphone 6 due to geographic location and time zone.
The first customers to purchase the iphone 6 are congratulated by a staff member at the Apple Store in Chadstone Melbourne Australia. Australia is one of the first countries in the world to sell the iphone 6 due to geographic location and time zone. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
14.06.2014.Melbourne, Australia.  Castrol Edge Tour 2nd Match, Australia v France. Yaonn Huget and Scott Higginbotham look at eachother during a scrum during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

International Test Rugby Australia v France Game 2

Tevita Kuridrani gets tackled during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Tevita Kuridrani gets tackled during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Michael Hooper gets tackled during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Michael Hooper gets tackled during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Yaonn Huget and Scott Higginbotham look at eachother during a scrum during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Yoann Huget and Scott Higginbotham look at eachother during a scrum during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Nick Cummins and Yaonn Huget while challenging for the ball during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Nick Cummins (right) and Yoann Huget (left) both challenge for the ball during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

 

Mathieu Bastareaud of france tackles Tatafu Polota-Nau during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Mathieu Bastareaud of France tackles Tatafu Polota-Nau during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Isreal Folau gets tackled during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Isreal Folau of the Wallabies gets tackled by Mathieu Bastareaud of France during the 2nd Rugby Test between the Wallabies Vs France. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

 

 

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09.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Rebels run onto the field before kick off during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. Photo Asanka Brendon  Ratnayake

2014 Super Rugby : Melbourne Rebels VS Hurricanes

09.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Rebels run onto the field before kick off during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. Photo Asanka Brendon  Ratnayake
09.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Rebels run onto the field before kick off during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
09.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia.  Jack Lam of the Hurricanes catches the ball in front of Scott Higginbotham of the Rebels in a line out during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. Photo Asanka Brendon  Ratnayake
09.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Jack Lam of the Hurricanes catches the ball in front of Scott Higginbotham of the Rebels in a line out during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels
and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
09.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia.  James Broadhurst of the Hurricanes gets tackled by Mitch Inman and Scott Fuglistaller of the Rebels during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. . Photo Asanka Brendon  Ratnayake
09.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. James Broadhurst of the Hurricanes gets tackled by Mitch Inman and Scott Fuglistaller of the Rebels during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. . Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
09.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia.  Tamati Ellison of the Rebels gets tackled during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. . Photo Asanka Brendon  Ratnayake
09.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Tamati Ellison of the Rebels gets tackled during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. . Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
09.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. Jason Woodward of the Rebels passes the ball while getting tackled by Faifili Levave and Tim Bateman of the Hurricanes during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. . Photo Asanka Brendon  Ratnayake
09.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Jason Woodward of the Rebels passes the ball while getting tackled by Faifili Levave and Tim Bateman of the Hurricanes during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. . Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
09.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. Bryce Hegarty of the Rebels gets tackled by Blade Thomson of the Hurricanes during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. . Photo Asanka Brendon  Ratnayake
09.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Bryce Hegarty of the Rebels gets tackled by Blade Thomson of the Hurricanes during Super Rugby round 13 match between Melbourne Rebels and Hurricanes from AAMI Park. . Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

On a more humorous note, here is a photo taken by Getty Images Photographer Michael Dodge of Andre Taylor of the Hurricanes slipping and nearly taking me out, thankfully he didn’t, i am quite a big “unit” & he probably would have injured himself.

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Throwback Thursday : Farewell Lucas Neill

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou announced this week that (former) Socceroos captain Lucas Neill wouldn’t be in the World Cup squad for this years World Cup In Brazil.
It wasn’t really a surprise, Neill has been in questionable form for a while and has struggled to find a respectable club let alone playing time. He was one of the last standing of the ‘golden generation’ and in the opinion of many, Australia’s best football captain. His socceroo career whilst not officially over but inevitably so, Neill’s contribution to Australian football has been immense, it would be a real shame if he didnt get a proper send off in the green & gold.

Below are two photos from one of his last matches during the World Cup Qualifier against Jordan, in which Neill scored in the 85th minute.
The photo below of Neill walking down the tunnel being congratulated by David Gallop is a personal favourite. This win by the Socceroos was a massive relief for the whole of Football Australia, a loss or even a draw would have put the Socceroos in a very precarious position, potentially seeing the Socceroos not qualify at all. The 4-0 win meant the Socceroos were just one win away from Brazil, much to the relief of David Gallop and the F.F.A Bank balance.

Victorious Socceroos captain Lucas Neill walks down the players tunnel about to be congratulated by FFA Chief Executive David Gallop at the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between Australia Vs Jordan at Docklands stadium, Melbourne, Australia. By Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Victorious Socceroos captain Lucas Neill walks down the players tunnel about to be congratulated by FFA Chief Executive David Gallop at the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between Australia Vs Jordan at Docklands stadium, Melbourne, Australia. By Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Lucas Neill thanks the Melbourne crowd at the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between Australia Vs Jordan at Docklands stadium, Melbourne, Australia. By Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Lucas Neill thanks the Melbourne crowd at the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between Australia Vs Jordan at Docklands stadium, Melbourne, Australia. By Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

 

2014 Super Rugby : Melbourne Rebels VS Sharks

02.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. Sean McMahon in action during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Sean McMahon in action during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. Scott Higginbotham wins the line out during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Scott Higginbotham wins the line out during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. Keegan Daniel of the Sharks gets tackled by Tamati Ellison of the Rebels in action during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Keegan Daniel of the Sharks gets tackled by Tamati Ellison of the Rebels during the Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. Tamati Ellison of the Rebels gets tackled by Francois Steyn in action during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Tamati Ellison of the Rebels gets tackled by Francois Steyn during the Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. Jean Deysel and Lwazi Mvovo of the Sharks tackles Tamati Ellison of the Rebels in action during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Jean Deysel and Lwazi Mvovo of the Sharks tackles Tamati Ellison of the Rebels during the Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. Francois Steyn in action during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Francois Steyn in action during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014.  Melbourne, Australia. Male Sau gets tackled during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
02.05.2014. Melbourne, Australia. Male Sau gets tackled during Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and Sharks from AAMI Park Photo : Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

20 years ago I lost an idol.

20 years ago today many of us lost an ‘idol’. I’ll never forget that night. 
I was 9 years old at the time, Aryton crashed out, i didn’t think much of it at that moment so decided to go to bed not thinking id be waking up to one of the saddest moments in sports history.
Hard to believe this was 20 years ago now, looking back it was one of those ‘where were you when..’ moments. 

The photo below (taken by me at age 8) was from the Adelaide GP in 93, Aryton’s last ever race win. For all the photos i’ve taken, its this one that means a lot.
RIP Aryton Senna.

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