ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday May 27, 2020

Old footage of Hugo Porta footballing skills show why he was one of the greatest to ever play

We received this footage recently of the great Hugo Porta working his magic in Argentina. It’s just another little example of how talented the legendary Los Pumas playmaker was, and shows how he probably could have had a successful football career too. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Porta can be seen hacking ahead a loose ball at a ruck, following up then using deft footballing skills to control the ball, before putting in a well placed cross-kick.

The late “Mito” Benedetto, an iconic winger from Banco Nacion Rugby, was on the end of it and he too used his skills to control the ball, before diving over.

“My father did everything he could to stop me from playing rugby,” said Porta in a World Rugby piece a few years back.

“I was approached by Boca Juniors (Football club) and a couple of other clubs trying to convince me to play football, but I chose rugby.”

Stories of his play are legendary, so it’s great to see more footage of him in action. The video below also gives us great insight into him as a man.

ADVERTISEMENT

No doubt, he’s a legend of the sport and arguably one of Argentina’s greatest ever players.

Related Articles

  • 29 WEEKS AGO

    Absolute scenes from triple threat centre...

  • 30 WEEKS AGO

    Henry Arundell wonder try shows he is the...

  • 37 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Quick Thinking Etzebeth Scores Thrilling Try To Keep Sharks Alive In London

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Carlin Isles scores cracking tries in return to sevens rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Jamie George Proves To Be The Ultimate Footballer In Sarries Win

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Lyon Loosehead Hamza Kaabeche Caught In Prop’s Worst Nightmare

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 13 HOURS AGO

    Leicester Tigers And Springbok Number Eight In Hot Water For Sickening Ankle Roll

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Controversy Brewing Following Lack Of TMO intervention In ‘Dangerous’ Toulouse Tackle

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Toulouse demonstrate power with spine tingling hits

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Ugly Club Rugby Incident Caught On Camera

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    The Rarest Of Sights As Tuilagi Left Flattened By Giant Toulouse Secondrow

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 3 HOURS AGO

    Sevens magic as 'headed' try brings stadium to its feet

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Almost 35,000 have now signed petition to reverse new grassroots tackle laws

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    RFU introduce maximum of waist high tackling in amateur rugby

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Big players omitted in Borthwick's new squad and Jones finds a new job - The fallout

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

View All

Funnies

  • 3 HOURS AGO

    Sevens magic as 'headed' try brings stadium to its feet

  • 13 HOURS AGO

    Australian Broadcasters Slammed For ‘Pathetic’ Attack On International Referee

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    “I’m Too Old” Referee Substituted In Bizarre Incident

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Bad day for referee Adam Leal as he takes a battering and then gets called by the wrong name

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Tommy Bowe with almighty blunder

View All

Amateur

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 4 HOURS AGO

    Slade out and Lions star in as England injuries cause changes

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Josh Bassett signs for new premiership team after short stay at Harlequins

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Exeter fly half to depart for France

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Former England player switches to Scotland

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Exeter Chiefs to lose yet another player

View All