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27th Aug 2015

A rugby player kicked the ball so hard it burst…and let the other team to score a try (Video)

Just listen to it pop...

Kevin Beirne

No, this isn’t one of those fake ads where they make it look like an athlete has done something ridiculous, this happened.

In the opening minutes of the the ITM Cup between Northland and Southland in New Zealand, the Northland outhalf Dan Hawkins attempts a clearance kick from inside his own 22.

But in one of the most bizarre moments we’ve seen on a rugby pitch, Hawkins’s kick causes the ball to burst and it is charged down by an onrushing Tom Boys – who duly picks up the ball and scores the opening try of the game.

Apparently deflated by the whole experience, Northland went on to lose the game 27-18.