This project was my search for the beating heart of grassroots rugby in the UK.

I travelled over 6000 miles across Devon • Wales • Isle of Man • North Yorkshire • Northern Ireland all the way up to the Southern Hebrides, I found a common respect and passion and lots of unforgettable characters, each with a common bond – a love for the game with an oval ball.

The photography was published in The Sunday Times magazine and won an honorable mention in the International Photography awards.

Retouched by The Laundry Room



to accompany the photography series – AOP Awards Finalist

Leo Williams & Martin Burton on cameras

Colourist Sarina McCavana

Score composed and mixed by Gray Hughes

Edited by Gray Hughes