Jordie Barrett missed opportunity to embarrass Bok with monster kick
By Rugby Onslaught

Jordie Barrett missed opportunity to embarrass Bok with monster kick

Jordie Barrett would have been gutted that he was never called upon to take a penalty against the Springboks in the All Blacks’ second Test win at Ellis Park in round two of the Rugby Championship.

At altitude, the All Blacks’ fullback could have sent the ball into orbit, as he proved in the build up to the match. Just days before the match, the All Blacks shared a video on social media of the 25-year-old nailing a 62 metre place kick, presumably at altitude in Johannesburg (where the second Test was played).

Unfortunately for the Hurricanes star, he never got the chance to show off his bazooka of a right boot during the match. Instead, it was actually Handre Pollard who produced a kick from a similar range in the match, which gave the Boks three points on the stroke of half time. The rugby world missed out on an epic long range kicking battle between the two, in which Barrett would probably have come out on top. But instead the rugby world was treated to a fairly epic match.

Take a look at the kick:


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♬ original sound – AllBlacks

The All Blacks are now preparing for back to back Tests against Argentina in New Zealand over the coming weekends, but their chance to play at altitude is gone for another season. It is back to boring old sea level kicking for Barrett and co.

The Argentina touring squad of New Zealand is: Thomas Babyrobe, Matthias German, Lautaro Bazan Velez, Edward Beautiful, Gonzalo Bertranou, Emilian Boffelli, Rodrigo Bruni, Santiago Races, Lucio Cinti, Santiago Lamb, Thomas Cubelli, Bautista Delguy, Thomas Rooster, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Santiago Grondona, Facundo Isa, Marcos Kremer, Thomas Lavanini, Juan Cruz Mallia, Pablo Matera, Santiago Medrano, Lucase Mensa, Julian Montoya (captain), Matias Moroni, Matthias Orlando, Joaquin Oviedo, Guido Petti, Ignatius Ruiz, Joel Sclavi, Santiago Socino, Benjamin Urdapilleta, Mayco Vivas.