Canada v Chile – Americas Rugby Championship.

Canada hosted Chile in a Americas Rugby Championship test match Friday at Westhills Stadium in Langford on February 23, 2019. Canada dominated defeating Chile 56-0.

For the match I choose a 300mm f/2.8, 135mm f/2 and a 24mm f/1.4 with a 70-200 f/2.8 and 8-15mm f/4 in a newswear vest. I knew the field would be pretty dark so I went with my fastest lenses as I like the look of the lights in the background. I choose not to shoot with the 600mm as I find it is too close when the players on the wing make their run for the end zone.

The field is under construction so I shot most of the game laying on my stomach trying to avoid the bulldozers, machinery, temporary fencing and parked cars as well as the grey siding and generally messy background which surrounds the adjacent bowling alley.

©KevinLight 2019

Team Captains Lucas Rumball #7 of Canada and Martin Sigren #8 of Chile lead their teams onto the field prior to a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
A Chilean player is shown on the big screen as the Canadian players stand during the National Anthems prior to a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Ciaran Hearn #12 of Canada attempts to avoid the tackle of Juan Pablo Larenas #9 of Chile during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Kyle Baille #5 of Canada runs past Jose Ignacio Larenas #13 of Chile and teammate Christian Huerta #15 during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Kyle Baille #5 of Canada and teammate Justin Blanchet #6 celebrate a try versus Chile during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Justin Blanchet #6 of Canada runs downfield versus Chile during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Dustin Dobravsky #8 of Canada #8 attempts to run past Jose Ignacio Larenas #13 of Chile during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
With a large Alpine construction container in the background Kainoa Lloyd #11 of Canada runs the ball in for a try versus Chile during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Westhills stadium is under construction expanding to 8,000 seats, from 1,718 increasing to a capacity that would be required to host the Canadian Premier Soccer League, B.C. Lions exhibition CFL games, and for certain international games featuring Canadian men’s and women’s soccer and rugby teams.
Ciaran Hearn #12 of Canada attempts to avoid the tackle of Juan Pablo Larenas #9 of Chile during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Steam rises of Canadian and Chilean players during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Andrew Coe #14 of Canada catches the ball versus Chile during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Kainoa Lloyd #11 of Canada breaks the tackle of Julio Blanc #14 of Chile and runs the ball in for a try during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Hubert Buydens #1 of Canada walks onto the field prior to the start of the second half versus Chile during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Lucas Rumball #7 of Canada appears to be pointing towards teammates Theo Sauder #15 budgy smuggler underwear during a Americas Rugby Championship test match versus Chile at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Mike Sheppard #4 of Canada attempts to avoid the tackle of Juan Pablo Larenas #9 of Chile during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Vicente Ayarza #12 of Chile wipes his nose following a Canadian score during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Mike Sheppard #4 of Canada looks on versus Chile during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Kainoa Lloyd #11 of Canada runs past Juan Pablo Larenas #9 of Chile and then avoids the tackle of teammate Gonzalo Lara before being shoved out of bounds during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Andrew Coe #14 of Canada breaks the tackle of Christian Huerta #15 of Chile and runs the ball in for a try during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Julio Blanc #14 of Chile appears to yell at a teammate following a Canadian try during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Justin Blanchet #6 of Canada and Martin Sigren #8 of Chile collide beneath the big screen during a Americas Rugby Championship test match at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.
Team Captains Lucas Rumball #7 of Canada walks off the field following a 56-0 Americas Rugby Championship win over Chile at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia Canada on February 22, 2019.

©KevinLight 2019