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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Nick Mallett's son wins car with incredible crossbar challenge kick

The Six Nations wasn't the only big thing taking place around the rugby world this past weekend as the Cape Town Tens Rugby Festival produced a fantastic once in a lifetime moment for one lucky individual.

Doug Mallett, son of former Springbok coach Nick, got the opportunity to kick for poles from the ten meter line after his name was drawn as part of a promotion for storage company, Stor-Age.

The competition was run throughout the weekend and Mallett junior was part of a handful of hopefuls who were randomly picked to take part in the contest. Another knockout round followed and then he and two other finalists took to the field during halftime of the main final.

They had one shot at it and as luck would have it, Mallett's kick hit the right spot, winning him a brand new Golf GTI valued at R365 000 (£30k).

The video has a viral look to it, but it's one hundred percent genuine, and Doug's reaction said it all.

"I cant put it into words. It's completely ridiculous," said Mallet, who plays rugby for the Ikeys Tigers. "It's stupidly lucky I mean.. I'll never hit that in one hundred thousand times ever again!"

To which the MC sharply replied, "As anyone who's seen you kick under pressure will know..."

Rememeber Stuart Tinner? Check out the related videos below for two more legendary kicks

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Kiwicase February 08, 2012 10:58 pm

@ 0.19 secs. 'Yes, I'm the man, I just won a car...hellooooo ladies' lol

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Canadian content February 09, 2012 12:07 am

kick looks fake, celebration looks real, girls look hot

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Pretzel February 09, 2012 1:36 am

....So let me get this right.... object of the competition is to get a rugby ball, place it, kick it and ....HIT the upright?!?!?!?!?

Anyone else see anything awfully strange about this?!?!?

Actually saying that, why doesn't giteau enter these competitions?? LOL

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Bit Sore February 18, 2012 1:28 pm

The whole competition was a bit of a farce. Anyone at the festival could enter but those who were "randomly" selected were deeply connected to SA rugby royalty. Nice one, keep it in the family!

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