North Otago kick goes viral online


A clip of North Otago’s first five-eighth Ed Keohane’s kick, which was picked up by the wind and travelled back to the dead-ball line, has gone viral on the internet.

The kick took place during the Mead Cup final against Mid-Canterbury on Saturday.

North Otago coach Mike Mullins said he had heard it labelled as ‘the world’s worst kick’.

“I don’t think that’s a name or record you want ownership of,” he laughed.

Mullins said he read the winds were at about 58 kilometres during the game.

“I don’t know how much good it would have done to his confidence,” he said.

“Sponsors on the jerseys are getting some air-time.”

He said he hadn’t spoken to Keohane much about the kick as the young player was on a return flight home to England.

Mullins said the clip is certainly putting North Otago on the map.

The clip appeared on TV One news, YouTube, Facebook and has also been shared by people on social media site Twitter.

North Otago lost the match 20-26.

By Jessie Waite

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