All Blacks star Jordie Barrett may have the longest penalty kick of the professional era in the Hurricanes win over the Jaguares in the this weekend’s Super Rugby.


The Hurricanes scored two tries in the final 10 minutes to snatch a 26-23 Super Rugby win over the the Argentines on Saturday.

The Argentines led 10-9 at halftime courtesy of a Domingo Miotti penalty goal and a converted Marcos Kremer try on 23 minutes.

They appeared set for their second home win in succession after a converted try from Agustin Creevy (63rd) gave them a 23-12 lead late in the second half.

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However, the visitors maintained their composure to rally late and were rewarded with two converted tries to pull off the comeback win.

Substitute Alex Fidow touched down in the 71st before replacement scrum-half Jamie Booth crossed in the 78th, with both tries converted by Jordie Barrett.

All Blacks star Barrett also kicked four penalty goals as the Wellington-based franchise bounced back from a first-up defeat last week.

Here’s the kick in question, which is being billed at 63 metres. What makes the kick more impressive is that it was landed in the Estadio José Amalfitani stadium in Buenes Aires, a sea-level city.


Born into a rugby-mad family, 22-year-old Jordie Barrett had been tagged for big things ever since his days at New Plymouth’s Francis Douglas Memorial College. A talented fast bowler in cricket, he chose rugby and headed down south to Lincoln University to study commerce.

In 2016, after just one season of Mitre 10 Cup rugby, he toured as an apprentice with the All Blacks to the Northern Hemisphere. In 2017 he made his Hurricanes debut, scoring 135 points, including seven tries.

He made his All Blacks Test debut against Samoa later that year and also scored a try in the drawn Series decider against the British & Irish Lions.

His outstanding season was cut short by a shoulder injury and he spent eight months on the sideline but returned in 2018 in sparkling form.

AAP, additional reporting RugbyPass

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