Video: Cardiff kicked a 62-metre penalty in the Heineken Cup last night
Rhys Patchell has some boot on him
Cardiff against Glasgow at a windy Scotstoun last night wasn’t exactly a feast for Heineken Cup fans. Cardiff emerged with a 9-7 win as they held off a late charge by the Scots, who scored the only try of the game in the 71st minutes, thanks to Ryan Grant.
The visitors won courtesy of two Leigh Halfpenny penalties and one by Patchell, and it is Patchell’s that gets the headlines. With the wind behind him, he decided to have a pop at a 62-metre penalty.
Kicking from deep inside his own half the ball flew over the posts. We reckon he could have probably scored from 65 metres.
The win put Cardiff back on top of Pool 2, while Glasgow are now in serious trouble with just two games to go.
By the way the world record for the longest penalty is held by a guy called Ernie Cooper, who kicked a 74-metre effort over in 1944 for Bridlington Schools. Still a way to go for Rhys then.