Monday, August 28, 2006

Dan Carter massive penalty contributes to 46-25 All Black win

Dan Carter massive penalty contributes to 46-25 win

New Zealand overcame South Africa at Loftus Versfeld on the weekend with a more than convincing 46-25 victory.

The All Blacks ooze class, there's no doubt about it, but the way in which the Springboks sat back and allowed them to score 80 meter tries without laying a hand on them was highly disappointing.

The Springboks have the players, the talent, and the ability, but there's something missing in their belief and mentality at times.

Dan Carter was immense throughout the game, as usual. He is a player of high quality, as displayed by his penalty on the stroke of half-time that was easily over 60 meters. Note how he treats it like any other kick, taking hardly any time at all.

Time: 03:19

Posted by Rugbydump at 2:40 am | View Comments (8)

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Anonymous July 17, 2008 10:39 pm

thanks for posting this rugbydump, have been looking for it for ages! pretty huge kick from DC and he made it quite comfortably.

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John July 18, 2008 7:17 pm

i've kicked one from 65 metres before, not in a game though

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Anonymous July 25, 2008 11:55 am

sure john

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Sharky July 25, 2008 11:59 am

Good to see John Eales posting a comment on here. Nice one. ;)

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Anonymous August 10, 2008 7:55 am

Yeah,I think that was a great conversion by Dan Carter!!!

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Anonymous April 30, 2009 5:17 pm

John, that is the biggest pile of crap i have ever heard

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Anonymous May 05, 2009 1:42 am

I would imagine john is exagerating but it wouldn't suprise me that much if he had made a kick from about 60m out, with a big enough wind and a very good strike it's quite doable especially if it's at high altitude.
Andrew Mertens used to knock over 60 - 65m kicks in training all the time i've heard, never seen any footage though?
The kicker in my club has got one from the touch line at halfway in the rain which is about 56m and that was a second team game so i cant see why 65m is so unbelieveable?

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