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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Felipe Contepomi Penalty blown back over!

The Friday night Magners League fixture between Leinster and Connacht will always be remembered for the 20th minute penalty kick from Argentinian flyhalf Felipe Contepomi.

Contepomi was on target with a 18-metre penalty, but the wind was so strong it blew the kick back out through the posts and had referee George Clancy reaching for his rulebook before he confirmed the score.

Truly one of the most bizarre things you'll ever seen in a rugby field.



  • lol. i have often wondered what would be the outcome of something like this!

    Great video!

    By Anonymous JS, at March 01, 2008 11:21 pm  

  • awesome
    thats mad :D

    By Anonymous openside, at March 01, 2008 11:26 pm  

  • the irb rules say that if the ball goes over the bar between the posts, its a goal, no matter whether it touches the ground the other side or not

    By Blogger DOMZ, at March 01, 2008 11:28 pm  

  • that is one of the most bizarre yet spectacular things i've ever seen in rugby!

    By Anonymous Chris, at March 02, 2008 12:39 am  

  • Tnks for puttin that up! normal conditions for the sportsground!

    By Anonymous Tom Dev, at March 02, 2008 12:53 am  

  • The wind has affected all the games in the ML this weekend, but bloody hell not as much as in that game.

    By Anonymous geraint, at March 02, 2008 1:06 am  

  • lol
    thats brilliant!!

    By Anonymous Cheis, at March 02, 2008 1:45 am  

  • damn right, that was some kickass wind i tel ya

    By Anonymous elton, at March 02, 2008 2:14 am  

  • This guy it's a good player??
    If you are an argy don't answer...

    By Blogger Ma_ria, at March 02, 2008 4:53 am  

  • ma_ria: What???

    This happened to me a few years back, with the same outcome. I'm really happy this was posted. A lot of people don't believe me when I tell them.

    By Anonymous Luke, at March 02, 2008 5:11 am  

  • so, it's a hell of a player...

    By Blogger Ma_ria, at March 02, 2008 6:31 am  

  • WTF

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 02, 2008 12:39 pm  

  • Yes Felipe Contepomi is a good player......

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 02, 2008 12:57 pm  

  • That happens to me every time I attempt a penalty outside the 22 and it falls short.... but no one believes me

    By Anonymous welchemuffin, at March 02, 2008 2:25 pm  

  • I wonder what the odds are for something like that to happen.

    By Anonymous Eirik, at March 02, 2008 7:05 pm  

  • according to the IRB he is not only a good player, but one of the five best players in the world...

    By Anonymous pato, at March 02, 2008 7:11 pm  

  • Can you guys get the Michalak Try with the Sharks from somewhere? It was insane...his whole play....

    By Anonymous Nick, at March 02, 2008 7:48 pm  

  • youtube "contepomi Dragons" to see some amazing tries !

    By Anonymous Third centre, at March 02, 2008 10:15 pm  

  • That was great ahhaha

    By Anonymous Eric, at March 02, 2008 11:23 pm  

  • i've always told people about this happening, good to finally see some proof of it haha
    seen this happen a few years back in one of my games

    By Anonymous Chris Parberry, at March 03, 2008 12:49 am  

  • jeje, vamos Insano todavia!!!!aguante doctor Phil!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 03, 2008 3:16 am  

  • This happened in an Australian Rules u/18 game a few years back, a kick from about 25 metres out didn't make the distance landed about 15 metres in front where it was kicked.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 03, 2008 1:14 pm  

  • Wow. Happened to me during kicking warm-ups on a day just before lightning and hail cancelled the match 5 minutes in.

    The law is actually consistent with other kicks, like 22m drop-outs and 50m re-starts. If the ball crosses over the 22m (or 10m line) and is then blown back, play on.

    The only question I would ask on these kicks is if the ball must simply touch the plane (like touching a tryline) or if the entire ball must cross over the entire line?

    I would imagine the entire ball must cross over, because otherwise, if a ball hits the goalpost, it is already touching the plane.

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at March 03, 2008 3:28 pm  

  • A bit off topic and very highly unlikley i know, but can you score a drop goal off of a kick off or 22m drop?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 12, 2008 7:30 am  

  • Unbelievable

    By Anonymous Jeff, at January 10, 2009 8:08 am  

  • Felipe contempomi y only one!
    good player

    By Anonymous soof;), at February 12, 2009 2:58 am  

  • haha
    that is insane

    By Blogger FlankStyer, at February 22, 2009 7:58 am  

  • The wind is always bad in the SportsGround, I played there before and the wind was probally worse

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 23, 2009 9:49 pm  

  • I was at that match, brings back some memories.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 21, 2009 11:43 pm  

  • Thats ridiculous!

    By Blogger Nicky06, at December 22, 2009 5:48 pm  

  • i was at that game and im lost my hat and a lady lost her umbrella before the match crazy weather

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 23, 2009 12:21 pm  

  • I remembr attending a Level 1 course conducted by Dave Keane (IRFU)and he was covering this particular ruling. I asked him (tongue in cheek)...'what if the wind blows the ball back initially and then it suddenly changes ... and blows it back over again? Will that count as 6 points?' :) Dave told me where to go in colourful terms as we all had a laugh ... lol

    Stephen Keating

    By Blogger Keats, at January 03, 2010 4:42 pm  

  • sportsground is the best ground on the country,truth be told

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 19, 2010 1:46 pm  

  • Thats kind of like dan carters kick for the crusaders where it wwas well of target and bent back in. Awesome stuff

    By Anonymous D Dubs, at February 04, 2010 3:38 am  

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