Blown backwards by a gale
October 28, 2013
The Meads Cup final won by Mid Canterbury featured one of the more unusual moments on a rugby field this season.
As North Otago's Robbie Smith's restarts from halfway, the ball is blown backwards by the incredibly strong wind over all of his team-mates, past the goalposts and over the dead-ball line.
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