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Jordie Barrett beats Dan Carter's benchmark for longest goal kicked by a New Zealander

Jordie Barrett beats Dan Carter's benchmark for longest goal kicked by a New Zealander

By Violet Matakibau
Sunday 09/02/2020

Dan Carter's 60m-plus penalty for the All Blacks in Pretoria stood for nearly 14 years as the benchmark for the longest goal kicked by a New Zealander.

Today, Jordie Barrett beat that record in Buenos Aires, for the Hurricanes against the Jaguares match.

Barrett boomed over the monster goal in the fifth minute of the Super Rugby match, which the commentators put at 63m.

Match commentators observed Barrett was aided by a breeze at his back when he blasted the ball over.

Carter's, in a test against the Springboks in 2006, was assisted by the high altitude.

That penalty was awarded 62m out and replays suggested Carter pinched some extra ground to take the kick from just inside his own 10m line.


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