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Thursday, May 03, 2007

World Record drop goal attempt by Jaco

World Record drop goal attempt by Jaco

In the 49-0 thrashing of the Springboks by the Wallabies in the 2006 Tri-Nations, flyhalf Jaco van der Westhuizen of the 'Boks had a shocker of a game.

This was one of many screw-ups from that match that got him dropped by Jake White.

Back home in South Africa he got absolutely ripped to shreds by the public, especially for that squeaky voice of his when shouting at the Ref that it was a dropkick. A moment he'd rather forget no doubt.

Jaco is back in action in the Super 14 however with the Bulls, who're currently competing for a spot in the semis. He's having a good season too, mainly coming on from the bench as an impact player, and sporting a rather impressive beard.

Posted by Rugbydump at 12:07 am | View Comments (41)

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Anonymous May 04, 2007 11:10 am

LOL what a jerk

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G Rogers June 04, 2007 5:50 pm

u dicked !!

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Anonymous June 07, 2007 11:43 pm

u 2 shutup if ur so fancy pance why dont u go play 4 the boks in aus ay dummies yea get a life!! And hes way better now so just shutup and plus when the boks won the tri nations in 2004 he was the flyhalf and he was awsum!1

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Anonymous June 21, 2007 7:42 pm

sounz like someone is pissed off haha. ^^'it was dropkick' yeah right

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Anonymous June 27, 2007 12:26 am

Doesnt mean it was a drop goal attempt, just a drop kick like a grubber kick or sumfin like that. his body position shows hes going for that kind of move anyway.

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Anonymous July 05, 2007 12:45 am

you can see he fumbled it and then tried to rectify things by kicking it. If that is a springbok drop kick, then no wonder they lost.ref was right.

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Anonymous July 06, 2007 7:24 pm

i don't know why they choose him anyway...i mean..he played his rugby in japan then...JAPAN!! he is pathetic!

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Abu Muwahhid July 07, 2007 11:57 am

It was a drop goal attempt. The referee got it wrong.

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oggle July 08, 2007 5:52 pm

he was awesome- after the 2003 WC he spent half a season at Leicester, and he was an awesome fly half/ full back.everyone makes mistakes now and again.

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Bob July 09, 2007 2:15 pm

Abu Muwahhid what the hell are you talking about! there was no way that looked anything like a drop kick attempt!!!!

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Anonymous July 10, 2007 12:13 am

Ha! How pathetic and how embarassing for him!! Anyone who believes that was an attempt at a grubber or a drop kick is either blind or a complete numbnut. This is suppose to be a gentleman's game not a liar/cheater's game... is there a word for gentleman in Afrikaans?

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Anonymous July 10, 2007 3:03 pm

i think he droped the ball

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Anonymous July 16, 2007 2:48 am

if that was a drop kick, my 5 year old son is a master boot! he does that all the time!!!!

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Anonymous September 23, 2007 10:09 am

looks like he went for a dropkick and one of his hands slipped.. His body angle says it too.. toobad it was a fumble. Im not gonna go dogging him tho, like all those guys below me, he still plays better than me!

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Anonymous October 18, 2007 6:51 am

the ref didnt wait for him and just went for the scrum!!!

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Anonymous January 09, 2008 8:19 pm

he screwed up big time - and he was too afraid to admit he dropped the ball... looked like he was just gonna kick for touch or further up field. but the ref was right.

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mat n January 28, 2008 6:46 pm

ha ha what a joke

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Anonymous February 22, 2008 11:07 pm

he just had a shocker like new zealand against france in the world cup and australia against england in the world cup. if dan carter did the same thing do you think these hyenas would be chewing on his bones? they'd be saying, 'he made a few mistakes but he is still the best guy for the job.' jaco was part of the team that won the tri nations in 2004 and he was part of the bulls team who won the super 14 2007, he was part of a leicester tigers team who was very successful because of his influence and expansive style of rugby. he is a match winner but only human just like the rest of you who can hardly string a sentence together on this blog.

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Dave March 07, 2008 3:48 pm

Hear hear. Looks like he got the ball, went for perhaps a chip over but lost control as he got it and went for the boot anyway, doesnt look like a dropgoal attempt to me.

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haha March 10, 2008 7:45 am

drop goal from within his own half? lol...he doesn't know the limits of his own abilitiesanyway...he looks like he tried a chip or something, instead loses it and tries to play it off as a drop goal attempt...then pleads his case with a ten year old child's voice...classic

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Anonymous March 28, 2008 4:15 pm

definition of a drop kick:you drop the ball, the ball bounces, and you kick it. he did nothing wrong.

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Anonymous April 06, 2008 3:36 pm

yer but then u cud just kick every ball you drop even by accidentnd anyway, he's aiming 4 the touchline which isn't where most people aim when going for a field goal

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Anonymous April 16, 2008 11:40 am

Yes you could "just kick every ball you drop even by accident", and it would be perfectly legal. It's a drop kick regardless of where someone aims the kick.

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Jaco the springbok April 27, 2008 1:39 pm

if that was a 'droap keck' as he so eloquently put it, then why did it come of his thigh, then his knee? and as a rugby player, i know that you don't go for drop kicks with a bent knee! watch the replay again those of you yarpiees who think its a drop goal!

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waka waka April 29, 2008 3:37 pm

he was attempting to kick. but totally miffed it up. knock-on by principle

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elliot May 02, 2008 5:06 am

Does someone mind finding the law that states why this should or should not be a penalty?Is it because he lost control of it, as the ref says? Or even if he lost control of it, since he kicks it immediately, as someone mentioned below, regardless of the fact he lost control, should it be considered a drop-kick "attempt"...though he clearly was in no position nor was he aiming for a drop goal. But does that matter, is what I'm asking.I'm a little too tired to go searching for the law, but if no one else does can post it, I'll see what I can find another time.On a side note, it was clearly an attempt to cover up a botched attempt to kick a grubber or a punt down field...and in that respect, it's pretty funny. But, I think we've all been in a similar situation at least once before where we realize we're messing up a play, and immediately after look for some sort of excuse that will make it seem like we're not just some jackass who dropped the ball. Maybe that's why it's so funny.

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elliot May 02, 2008 5:09 am

eh, I meant "like someone mentioned above"....y'know because all you wacky southern-hemisphere-dwelling people thing down is up and up is down...or something rather...that's why I wrote it the way I did...

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Sharky May 09, 2008 6:03 pm

Some of these comments here are retarded!Obviously it wasn't a dropgoal, and obviously Jaco was just being a moron, trying to fool the ref, when he's the only one that looked like a fool in the end. It's a tongue in cheek clip and title. Sense of humour failure guys?And secondly, it is NOT a drop on if you drop it and kick it. They changed that law mid nineties from what I recall. In the past you COULD drop it, then lunge out to kick it, and claim it was a drop.. not anymore. If it's dropped, as judged by the ref, it's a knock-on.

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Anonymous May 23, 2008 10:23 pm

its not a knock on cause it doesnt come off his hands

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Ryan November 24, 2010 6:26 pm

the only dropkick i can see is anonymous....3rd from the top lol

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Anonymous November 24, 2010 11:45 pm

whoever that is who insulted Japan Is a complete wanker!! I will break your fucking puny neck you cocky fucker! Im half Japanese and played for England Under 18's, put that in your pipe and smoke it you ignorant tosser!!1

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olwakachangchang November 26, 2010 8:23 pm

@angry internet man from Japan

I think the point was that Japan doesn't have the best rugby competition in the world. I tends to be somewhere where top players go for a break.

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Anonymous November 29, 2010 5:35 am

that's what we call it's a fucking kock on...doesn't matter if he is a good player he droped the fucking ball

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Anonymous November 29, 2010 5:44 am

a drop goal from his own 22 what a fucking joker the ref was right

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cheyanqui November 29, 2010 5:24 pm

What's wrong with being Big in Japan?

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Anonymous November 30, 2010 4:31 pm

There's nothing wrong with being in Japan, it seems some people are missing the point. A south African Rugby player going to Japan to play rugby is like an NBA player coming to Europe. There's good b.ball in Europe but it would still be considered a career failure. (Japan aren't even in the Top 10 world rankings, even if some of their off-spring can manage to make it on to the Eng U-18's...hmmm, name?)
Regarding the law of the game, you have to have control of the ball when you drop it for a kick, he clearly spilled the ball, and as someone pointed out, it didn't go hand to ground it went more like hand to hip to thigh to ground then foot...silly to argue with really.

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Anonymous December 29, 2010 5:25 am

What a dick .

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Anonymous January 16, 2011 1:31 pm

The referee is always right, but technically in the rules it is the last point of contact with the ball before the ball hits the ground which was his foot. Also his body position clearly shows he is going for a kick. And no England player has come from Japan to the U18's. I watch them and there was no Eurasian player.

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Anonymous January 24, 2011 5:29 pm

Don't get me wrong he is a class act when he's on form but that was clearly not a drop goal attempt he dropped the ball I'll give you that but the kick was through frustration

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oisin February 17, 2011 7:56 pm

did he score?

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