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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Francisco Bosch header try for Manawatu

Manawatu replacement fullback Francisco Bosch took off from a standing start for this 65 metre try vs Waikato. Scorching past the defenders, he chipped, chased, and headed the ball at the top of its bounce to then regather and dash over for the try.

The stadium went mad and so did Argentinian Bosch and his team-mates.

"It was just chip and chase," chuckled Bosch. "I saw the ball so I headed it."

When he was young local soccer side River Plate asked him to play for them.

"When I was younger I wanted to be a football player, but my mother wouldn't let me because I would have had to leave school," he said.

"My father used to take me to play rugby on Sundays. I still play soccer with my friends."


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28 Comments:

  • isnt it a knock on?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 01, 2007 5:33 pm  

  • not a knock on if it comes of the head mate

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 01, 2007 6:26 pm  

  • thats the argentinian style
    come on 'cubano' bosch

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 02, 2007 4:01 am  

  • had no idea it was legal!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 03, 2007 8:51 pm  

  • Oddly enough, the IRB issued a laws ruling headers a few years back.

    Everyone knows you can kick the ball or run it out of play. However, you cannot intentionally throw it out of play (penalty kick).

    The IRB ruling allowed for a player to intentionally head the ball out of play.

    The Union that asked for the ruling on headers? The UAR.. who else?

    Credit to the referees who allowed play to keep going. If you don't SEE the knock-on, don't assume it, and don't call it.

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at September 04, 2007 2:32 am  

  • Cheyanquí: agreed, the refs should only rule on what they see (which, by and large, they do). Which of course won't stop arguments & complaints - especially since many of the movie clips here show refs totally missing things that happen in front of them.

    Headers happen more often than you'd think too. Like in the last Bledisloe Cup the ref called an AB try scoring chance back for a knock on when it came off Ritchie McCaw's head.

    By Blogger fishboy, at September 04, 2007 3:18 am  

  • I thought head counted as knock-on

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 04, 2007 6:52 pm  

  • I thought head counted as knock-on

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 04, 2007 6:52 pm  

  • that's a friggin knock on. we're not footballers and shouldn't inspire to be. the only way to advance the ball is by running it or kicking it. off the head counts as neither. if this was an international it would have been ruled a knock for sure.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 09, 2007 6:22 am  

  • *aspire to be, that is.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 09, 2007 6:22 am  

  • You're an idiot. It's called rugby football.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 17, 2007 6:00 pm  

  • Agreed. He's an idiot.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 17, 2007 7:33 pm  

  • dosent new legislation state anything above the knee is a knock on? pure brilliance if im wrong though

    By Anonymous Nick tuckett, at September 24, 2007 11:03 pm  

  • you are quite right.. anything above the knee is a knock forward... therefore a knock in according to regular IRB ruleing!
    thats what SA scrum half was called for when he attempted the 'worlds longest drop goal'!!!
    think about it!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 16, 2007 5:54 am  

  • Aint a knock-on kids - only off the hand or arm. See Law 17 below and weep


    LAW 17. KNOCK-ON OR THROW-FORWARD
    A knock-on occurs when the ball travels forward towards the direction of the opponents' dead-ball line after:-
    a player loses possession of it, or

    a player propels or strikes it with his hand or arm, or

    it strikes a player's hand or arm and touches the ground or another player before it is recovered by the player.

    A throw-forward occurs when a player carrying the ball throws or passes it in the direction of his opponents' dead-ball line. A throw-in from touch is not a throw-forward. If the ball is not thrown or passed forward but it bounces forward after hitting a player or the ground, it is not a throw-forward.

    By Anonymous JonnyLaw, at October 17, 2007 5:23 am  

  • i did this in a game once, the opposition were passing the ball through their back line, the ball came past me and i headed it, without really thinking, the game went on

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 18, 2007 11:01 pm  

  • es argentino es el mejor
    AGUANTE ARGENTINA CARAJOOO!!!
    LOS PUMAS IN THE TRI NATIONSS!!!!!!
    3th in world cup
    New Zeland?
    Australia?
    France?
    Ireland?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 03, 2008 8:45 am  

  • that guy whos ranting about it being a knock on and how we shouldnt aspire to be footballers is a bit daft in my opinion its the little moments where players use their head (literally in this case) to score against the odds are the ones we remember

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 17, 2008 5:15 pm  

  • It is a knock on. While the ball touches him, he is in possesion, and loses posession of the ball forwards. Thus, it is irrelevant that the ball didn't come off his hand or arm.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 03, 2008 1:12 am  

  • I think its brilliant whether a knock-on or not.....

    I saw Barry Everitt (london Irish 10) do something similar in an Irish club game years ago. He headed the ball between the 10 and 12 from a 5m scrum and touched down. (Like a chip but with his head!) Was called a knock-on - it was against my club but we thought it should count. It would make for some more moments of magic.

    By Blogger Oisin, at March 21, 2008 1:55 am  

  • great awerness by the player, simply not a knock on

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2008 2:59 pm  

  • great awerness by the player, simply not a knock on

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2008 3:00 pm  

  • "It is a knock on. While the ball touches him, he is in possesion, and loses posession of the ball forwards. Thus, it is irrelevant that the ball didn't come off his hand or arm."

    Read Law 17 "anonymous", besides, if you were right then kicking it would be a knock on as well...

    By Anonymous Bill, at March 31, 2008 11:17 am  

  • Stop being such dumb arses!!
    Not a knock on!!!
    Graet Try!!!

    By Anonymous josh, at April 10, 2008 7:51 pm  

  • Francisco Bosch is a star in world rugby.If you do not think so please look at his fabulous 65m try.If you're speechless about this, please comment as well.My favourite part of this 65m try is when he headed the ball.As you can hear the commentator says ''he would'nt mind betting that Francisco planned to use his head''. Francisco used his head in 2 different ways 1:to head the ball and 2:he used his head to think about what he was going to do:to chip it on or head it.Class by Francisco Bosch.

    By Anonymous Ben TV, at May 02, 2008 5:26 pm  

  • Whatever!! It's fun to watch, so...

    MARADOOO,MARADOOO!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 13, 2008 6:31 am  

  • although the header is not a knock-on...
    but offsides still applies. If you are ahead of your teammate and then pick the ball up, you played the ball from an offside position (for example, gathering a knock-on in front of the knock-on-er)

    By Blogger Cheyanquí, at July 25, 2008 6:27 pm  

  • JUST LOVED THAT!!!
    Actually im a center/wing and I'm known for this kind of play, I always play with the feet, or chest and try dribbling with football skills!
    Hope someday I can show this in a big team!

    By Anonymous Dani_talyuli, at August 01, 2008 5:52 pm  

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