Top 5 Rugby Kicks of All Time

Below we take a look at the top 5 rugby kicks of all time;

morne steyn

Paul Thorburns v Scotland 1986

Thorburns’ 64.2m effort in the 1986 Five Nations’ game at Cardiff Arms is an international record unlikely to be broken soon.


Dan Carter v Highlanders 2008

Carter’s ‘Boomerang’ kick in the Super 14 mastered the devilish wind superbly, guiding the ball through the posts to the amazement of the onlookers.–8-Tkgg

Jonny Wilkinson v Australia 2003

The Incredible pressure of A Word Cup Final had fallen onto the young shoulders of Jonny Wilkinson, yet to the delight of millions of England Fans the ball sailed, even of his weak foot, through the Sydney posts.


Morne Steyn v Lions 2009

Another Intense pressure scenario, yet this time with 54m between him and the posts. The Lions series was won with this single moment of power and accuracy from the South African.

Francois Steyn v Clermont 2010

A Huge 68m kick (including after the posts) was an enormous effort by the forgotten man of Springbok rugby.

Which kicks would you add to the list?





  1. what about mat dunning 45m for a prop

    • But that kick lost the game for the Brumbies, it was a beauty of a strike, but it was the worst decision he could’ve made.

      • i guess though still damn good

      • 45m drop goal? Or the drop goal he scored for the Waratahs in the dying stages of the game when the Waratahs needed a bonus point win to make the Super 12 Semi Finals?

        • To be fair, he tried to get the penalty they were awarded earlier so they could kick for touch. He didnt mean to score it.

          • I Heard they were pushing for a bonus Point win to sneak into the semis, Until Dunning the Legend stepped up haha.. i think he apologised right after it!

  2. what about John Eales last minute penalty to win the bledisloe cup in 2000, or stephen larkham knocking south africa out of RWC 99 in extra time..from halfway

  3. Nicholas Africa Trataris

    How is Joel stransky’s 1995 world cup winner not even on the list???

  4. ROGs kicking the winner for the grand-slam and against Leicester in 2006????

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