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'Genuinely looks wide': Questions hang over Stormers match-winning conversion

By Sam Smith
(Source/Premier Sports)

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The Stormers last gasp 17-15 win over Ulster in Cape Town has not come without controversy after Mannie Libbok’s game-winning kick under question after inconclusive match footage.


Trailing 10-15 deep into extra time, the Stormers scored out through fullback Warrick Gelant in the 85th minute to tie up proceedings at 15-all.

With a pressure kick to win the game from out wide, Libbok’s effort looked online to start and then began to fade high, over the post height making it difficult to judge whether or not it had gone through.

Multiple Ulster players can be seen asking from a TMO review of the kick to ensure it went through the posts while Stormers players were celebrating but no review was made, relying on the touch officials call.

Questions remained following the game whether the kick was successful or not, with some happy with the call and others not yet convinced the kick made it. With cameras available to confirm, fans were stunned it was not even looked at a second time.



The best angles of the kick are still rather inconclusive, with the ball seemingly heading over the right post.


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