DPPI photo of the week #72

DPPI photo of the week #72

06.11.2019: DPPI Images has been providing photographic coverage of major motorsport competitions for 54 years. Every weekend, our photographers travel to the world’s most prest

DPPI Images has been providing photographic coverage of major motorsport competitions for 54 years. Every weekend, our photographers travel to the world’s most prestigious circuits and rallies. From the thousands of shots they take, we ask each of them to select just one and tell the story behind it.




Photo Of The Week #72


 


2019 Rugby World Cup Final - England v South Africa - Yokohama

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II - Lens:  61mm



     A native of Port Elizabeth’s Zwide township, Siya Kolisi became the first black South Africa captain to lift the William Webb Ellis Cup when his country beat England 32-12 in last Saturday’s 2019 Rugby World Cup final. The exciting clash saw the Springboks’ defence frustrate the Roses’ best efforts after the latter’s near-perfect path to the last-two.
 


     South Africa’s third world cup win puts them equal first with New Zealand as the tournament’s most successful nations since its creation in 1987.
 


      As in 1995, when Nelson Mandela donned the team’s shirt to hand the trophy to then-captain François Pienaar, the performance and cohesion of Kolisi and his fellow players sent out a strong universal message of unity. The Rassie Erasmus-coached squad’s feat will serve as a source of inspiration after demonstrating once more that sport and the values it champions have important roles to play in our society.
 
Yuya Nagase





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