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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cliff Mytton shows us why you should always chase a penalty kick

Cliff Mytton shows us why you should always chase a penalty kick

I received a link to this interesting try from the 1998 Top14 Final between Stade Francais and Perpignan from a guy who was actually at the game ten years ago.

Legendary flyhalf Diego Dominguez's long range penalty kick hits the post and bounces back for Kiwi centre Cliff Mytton, who has followed up the kick like his school coach told him to.

A great example of hard work paying off. He would have chased kicks like this 100 times without anything happening from it. But the one time it really counts, in the final, his luck turns. Nice to see hard work rewarded.

Posted at 1:49 am | 26 comments

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Anonymous January 26, 2008 4:01 pm

amazing, shame it was against perpignan.

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Sea-Bass January 26, 2008 4:02 pm

Great work, so simple, yet so effective. The opponents probably weren't expecting him so quick. The shift from relieve to agony in mere seconds is something I would like to see.Oh yeah, whats that song thats playing at the end? Ive heard it before but I lost it over time and would like to have it back. Thanks in advance ;-)

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Anonymous January 26, 2008 5:01 pm

I remember a similar thing happening with matt stevens in a match against the barbarians in 2004 or 2005.

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Rawling January 26, 2008 5:19 pm

That's awesome. Can we have some context? Score before/after, time, final score?

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RedBaron January 26, 2008 6:37 pm

Season 1997-1998Finale Stade Francais CSAG - Perpignan34-075 tries, 3 conversions and$ 1 penalty for SF.1 try and 1 conversion for Perpignan.Stade Francais won the french league.

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Anonymous January 26, 2008 6:56 pm

anybody know the name of the track playing towards the end?

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hey January 26, 2008 7:14 pm

Isnt'it Bayonne playing they don't have the coulurs of perpignan.

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Anonymous January 26, 2008 11:05 pm

whos the guys who grabs him to congratulate him after he scores is it Joeli Viridi?

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redbaron January 27, 2008 12:11 am

In fact it's really Perpignan. They used to play with blue jersey and they only changed it a few years ago.

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zilba January 27, 2008 12:17 am

the jerseys colors are realy disconcerting but the opponent is Perpignandon't ask me why they often play in light blue like during this final!!!also the guy who grabs mytton is the fidjian Emori Bolobolo

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Bluewave January 27, 2008 12:39 am

Song played at the end is "Someday", by "Flipsyde"... Amazing try to have on film.

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Anonymous January 27, 2008 2:11 am

He shows the same hustle selling real estate in Vancouver nowadays.

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Hendrick January 27, 2008 4:50 am

The song is Someday by Flipsyde.There from Oakland,CA.

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Anonymous January 27, 2008 2:20 pm

good old days when stade weren`t playing in pink!

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Anonymous January 27, 2008 3:10 pm

USAP still plays in light blue from time to time, they did against Biarritz yesterday (and they lost...)

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Anonymous January 27, 2008 4:29 pm

Any chance of getting Andy's Goode's high tackle on Jonny Wilkinson and ensuing melee in the Leicester v Newcastle game at the weekend? cheers

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Chris Parberry January 27, 2008 9:27 pm

great effort, right place at the right time, reasons liek this i always chase the kicks, this doesnt happen thoughfor the record even if he didnt score, it was their scrum at the 5m line due to the forward tap right to him by the opponent hahai agree that they were better without pinkand to the comment before me, thats why theres a "requests" section now mate

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Cillian January 28, 2008 2:03 pm

nearly sure josh lewsey did it for wasps against edinburgh a few seasons ago....

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Cheyanqu February 07, 2008 5:15 pm

Should be mandatory viewing for every schoolboy rugby player in the worldAlong with White's copybook tackle.

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Ben May 07, 2008 4:40 pm

Fantastic try here by NZ centre Cliff Mytton. Sea-bass I agree with you,it was great work and I agree with RD,it is nice to see hard work rewarded. I hope we see more of that in the future!.As you can see Stade Francais flyhalf (one of my favourites)Diego Dominguez's 45m penalty kick hits the post (unlucky,they would have had 3 then)and bounces back(how fortunate!)for Cliff Mytton (NZ Centre).Well Done Stade!! you won the Top 14!!!.

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Diarmuid October 13, 2008 1:36 pm

USAP's second jersey is Blue nd white. THis is to represent several USAP players who died in WW1 in the service of France. The light blue and white is ment to reflect the uniform of the "Poilu" or french infantrymen and is worn as a tribute to their sacrifice in said war.

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Anonymous October 16, 2008 4:02 pm

What number does he play??

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Anonymous October 16, 2008 4:04 pm

The guy on you tube made his name not Mytton but Milton!!,how stupid is he?????????????????.

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FAU-rugby-superstar April 19, 2009 2:07 am

the song is someday by flipsyde

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