In your face rugby
I've photographed all kinds of sports over the years including professional football, basketball, the Indy 500 and the Kentucky Derby, but I've never shot rugby. My son Caleb decided to give it a go and so I went along to capture the action (no this is not Caleb above). That day I did most of my shooting from the sidelines, choosing to shoot from a kneeling position rather than standing. Weeks later, I would try shooting from the end of the field. For that vantage point I chose to use my newly purchased Nikon 300mm f/4 lens. I frequently added the Nikon 1.4x teleconverter to the lens for additional tightness and isolation of the action. Overall, I was very pleased with my results.
Shot taken with Nikon D700, ISO 500, Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 lens, f/4.5 @ 1/1250th sec.