Damian McKenzie kicks the equivalent of 70m penalty at altitude
By Rugby Onslaught

Damian McKenzie kicks the equivalent of 70m penalty at altitude

All Blacks star Damian McKenzie has kicked a world record penalty – had it been at altitude in Johannesburg.

The Wallabies lost to New Zealand 57-22 at Eden Park in the second Bledisloe of the 2021 Series, but Damo’s kick stood out.

So this kick is at about 55 metres but we’ve asked the new Rugby Onslaught Science Unit to crunch the numbers on how far this kick would be if it had been kicked in Jo’burg in the South Africa.

The answer computed was frightening.

Our scientists worked out at the kick would be at least 70 metres, which is further then any South African has ever kicked.

Have a watch and see if you agree.

SCORE: Wallabies 22 (Kellaway 2, McDermott tries, Lolesio 2 con, Lolesio pen) New Zealand 57 (Ioane, Retallick, Savea, Taylor 2, Reece, Jordan 2 tries, Mounga 5, Barrett 1 cons, McKenzie pens)

Wallabies (1-15): James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Allan Alaalatoa, Darcy Swain, Matt Philip, Lachie Swinton, Michael Hooper (c) Rob Valetini, Tate McDermott, Noah Lolesio, Marika Koroibete, Matt To’omua, Hunter Paisami, Andrew Kellaway, Tom Banks

Reserves: Jordan Uelese, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Harry Wilson, Nic White, Len Ikitau, Reece Hodge

Wallabies Substitutions: 48 min – Sio for Slipper, 49 min – Salakaia-Loto for Swain, 52 min – Tupou for Alaalatoa, 57 min – Uelese for Paenga-Amosa, 61 mins – Wilson for Swinton, 65 mins – Ikitau for Paisami, 65 mins – White for McDermott, 67 mins – Hodge for Koroibete,

New Zealand (1-15): George Bower, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock (c), Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea, Aaron Smith, Richie Mo’unga, Sevu Reece, David Haviki, Will Jordan, Damian McKenzie

Reserves: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Angus Ta’avao, Scott Barrett, Luke Jacobson, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett.