We have absolutely no idea what’s going on in this scene from Connacht v Zebre
Definitely a contender for the most bizarre rugby picture of the year...
Rugby can often be a photographer’s dream in that it tends to throw up some wonderful pictures, often by accident, as was the case during the Connacht v Zebre Heineken Cup clash today.
We imagine that Zebre’s David Odiete and Connacht’s Matt Healy were contesting a Garryowen and that Odiete was primed for a fairly nasty fall on his backside in the scene below, which was captured by Inpho’s James Crombie, but their body positions as well as the surprised looks on their faces suggests that they’ve either just discovered the power of levitation or that they were being beamed up into space by an unseen spaceship above.
Thanfully, none such supernatural activity occurred and as things stand, it looks like it’s going to be good day at the office for the Westerners, who led 19-3 at the break thanks to a try from George Naoupu and 14 points from the boot of Dan Parks, setting them up nicely to get back on track with a win after the narrow defeat to Saracens last weekend.