Through the lens: Brisbane Tens

Stu Walmsley.
by Stu Walmsley

The Chiefs triumphed in the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens over a stifling weekend in Queensland, a victory made poignant by the passing of Sione Lauaki, friend and former teammate of many of the players.

Jake Gordon of the Waratahs only has football on his mind.

Panasonic Wild Knights thank the crowd after defeating NSW on day one.Melbourne Rebel Jordy Reid takes a face plant in an unsuccessful attempt at preventing Panasonic's Ryu Koliniasi Holani from scoring.The Force’s Kane Koteka scores a great individual try against Hurricanes on day one.The Force's Curtis Rona celebrates after scoring against the Hurricanes.Queensland’s Liz Patu scores against NSW Women on day one.Reds wildcard Radike Samo puts the hit of the weekend on Seta Tamanivalu of the Crusaders.Toulon’s Drew Mitchell at a loss against the Force on day one.… and then taking matters into his own hands against the Force’s James Verity-Amm.Andrew Ready of the Reds scores in the tackle of Samoa's Oneone Faafou on day two.Loni Uhila of the Hurricanes remembers friend Sione Lauaki, who passed away during the tournament.Queensland’s Samu Kerevi capped his return from injury with two tries against the Chiefs.The Chiefs try to cool off at half time in their clash with the Reds on day two.Queensland head coach Nick Stiles blows up during his side’s loss to the Chiefs.Highlander fans celebrate their team's first try in the quarter final loss to the Hurricanes.The sun beats down on the Chiefs and Blue Bulls during their semi final.Brad Weber congratulates Chiefs teammate Solomon Alaimalo on a second-half try in the semi-final win over the Blue Bulls.Tim Nanai-Williams of the victorious Chiefs looks to the heavens in memory of former teammate Sione Lauaki.

Throughout every major Test match and event, RUGBY.com.au will publish the best images from photo journalist, Stuart Walmsley.

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