Irish photographer Stephen McCarthy has been awarded 2nd prize in the World Press Sports Photo of the Year awards.
The Sportsfile photographer was announced as a nominee in February for his photo from the British and Irish Lions clash with the Maori All Blacks in 2017.
McCarthy picked up the prize at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam last night.
The photo - titled 'Steaming Scrum' - shows the two sets of forwards packed down with steam rising from their backs.
CONGRATS WORLD PRESS winner. Sportsfile photographer Stephen McCarthy has been awarded 2nd prize in the Sports category at the @WorldPressPhoto Awards. Here is Stephen with his award tonight. #Smiles #CapturingHistory #WPPh2018 #WorldPressPhoto pic.twitter.com/r4BePlKO51— Sportsfile (@sportsfile) April 12, 2018
McCarthy took to Twitter to comment on the award, saying "Dreams do come through."
Speaking on Sportsfile's website, McCarthy stated: "It’s an absolute honour to be recognised amongst some of the best press photographers in the world."
Here's the photo in full.
The winning photo, Oliver Scarff's 'Royal Shrovetide Football', depicts players fighting for the ball in the annual Royal Shrovetide Football Match which takes place in Derbyshire, UK.
— World Press Photo (@WorldPressPhoto) April 12, 2018
The game features hundreds of participants with two teams - Up’ards and Down’ards - with goals scored by 'tapping the ball three times on millstones set into pillars three miles apart.'