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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Felipe Contepomi Penalty blown back over!

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.

Posted at 9:05 pm | 35 comments

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JS March 01, 2008 10:21 pm

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

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openside March 01, 2008 10:26 pm

awesomethats mad :D

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DOMZ March 01, 2008 10:28 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

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Chris March 01, 2008 11:39 pm

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

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Tom Dev March 01, 2008 11:53 pm

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

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geraint March 02, 2008 12:06 am

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

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Cheis March 02, 2008 12:45 am

lolthats brilliant!!

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elton March 02, 2008 1:14 am

damn right, that was some kickass wind i tel ya

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Ma_ria March 02, 2008 3:53 am

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

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Luke March 02, 2008 4:11 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.

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Ma_ria March 02, 2008 5:31 am

so, it's a hell of a player...

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Anonymous March 02, 2008 11:57 am

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

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welchemuffin March 02, 2008 1:25 pm

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

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Eirik March 02, 2008 6:05 pm

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

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pato March 02, 2008 6:11 pm

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

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Nick March 02, 2008 6:48 pm

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

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Third centre March 02, 2008 9:15 pm

youtube "contepomi Dragons" to see some amazing tries !

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Eric March 02, 2008 10:23 pm

That was great ahhaha

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Chris Parberry March 02, 2008 11:49 pm

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

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Anonymous March 03, 2008 2:16 am

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

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Anonymous March 03, 2008 12:14 pm

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.

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Cheyanqu March 03, 2008 2:28 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.

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Anonymous August 12, 2008 5:30 am

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?

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Jeff January 10, 2009 7:08 am

Unbelievable

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soof;) February 12, 2009 1:58 am

Felipe contempomi y only one!good player

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FlankStyer February 22, 2009 6:58 am

hahathat is insane

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Anonymous April 23, 2009 7:49 pm

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

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Anonymous December 21, 2009 10:43 pm

I was at that match, brings back some memories.

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Nicky06 December 22, 2009 4:48 pm

Thats ridiculous!

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Anonymous December 23, 2009 11:21 am

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

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Keats January 03, 2010 3:42 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

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Anonymous January 19, 2010 12:46 pm

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

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D Dubs February 04, 2010 2:38 am

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

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MAX October 28, 2013 11:14 pm

Ma_ria : You should check now if Contempomi is a good player or not ;)

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