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    Your all time favourite sporting moments and why

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    My all time favourite sporting moment.

    Heineken cup semi-final, Leicester defending champions,1 point down, last play(s) of the game, Tigers get a penalty inside their own half close to the touchline. Two choices, go for the lineout catch and drive or take the highly improbable kick at goal, Stimpson steps up to take the 58 metre kick(bout as far as you can kick it).

    At this point i was cowering behind the sofa with my hands over my eyes. I had little faith in him getting the kick, he's not the best kicker in the world, it was 58 metres out, windy, from the touchline and carrying the weight of 16000 fans.

    Complete silence(Welford road has this for every kick), he kicks it, it hits the far left post falls down onto the crossbar, and trickles over the posts.

    Tigers win 12-10 and go on to defend the title against Munster in the final.

    Quite simple, awesome, Johhny Wilkinson's kick in the world cup is of course bigger, but to me this is better as the sheer difficulty of the kick outweighed Wilkinson's drop goal.

    So, what's your favourite sporting moment of all time, and give a tribute, it's a friday night and i've little to do or read.

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    From a personal point of view I can't go past running out onto Carisbrook as the curtain raiser for the Junior All Blacks vs Japan later that afternoon. Now, in the area I live, Carisbrook is considered as one of the greatest stadiums on the face of Earth, that's how revered it is in Otago, and I was fortunate enough to be able to play on that hallowed turf.

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    Socceroos making the WC is one and pretty much everytime Qld win a State of Origin game...

    On a personal note it would be the first century i scored as a cricketer...


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    I forgot to mention this in my previous post, but the 2006 State of Origin when Queensland won, great moment for me as a Kiwi supporting Queensland.

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    How the hell? Pretty amazing stuff there.

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    Australia making the WC.
    Australia beating Japan during the WC.
    Fittler kicking a match-winning 40-20 after getting deliberately headbutted by Vilasanti in the 02 NRL GF, as well as the punishment Morley then proceeded to hand out to Vilasanti.
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    Northern Ireland 1 - 0 England.
    Northern Ireland 3 - 2 Spain.
    The England v Sri Lanka game a few days ago.
    The 2005 ashes series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Australia making the WC.
    Australia beating Japan during the WC.
    Agreed on those both. Oh and also Australia qualifying for the 2006 WC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Fittler kicking a match-winning 40-20 after getting deliberately headbutted by Vilasanti in the 02 NRL GF, as well as the punishment Morley then proceeded to hand out to Vilasanti.
    I was at that game, definately my favourite sporting moment when the Roosters won that Grand Final.
    Some of my other favourite sporting moments are:
    • Australia at the soccer WC
    • Any State of Origin match, win or lose they're great contests
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    David Beckham's free-kick, World Cup qualifier England vs. Greece. What a moment!
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    I think there has been a similar thread before, 'cos I remember giving the same answer. Anyway, this needs a little scene-setting. It was the last game of the 1988/89 Division One (as the English top flight was called before the Premiership came along) season. Arsenal, who had lead for most of the season & looked like bringing home the title for the first time since 1970/71 had run into some iffy form & Liverpool (reigning champions & winners of six titles in the 80s alone) were in imperious form, surfing a wave of public sympathy following the Hillsborough disaster.

    Arsenal finished their home season with a 2-2 draw against Wimbledon, leaving them three points behind Liverpool with an inferior goal difference & this one final match at Anfield, an absolute fortress & a place were we hadn't won since 1973. It meant we had to go threre & win by two clear goals to give us the title. Alan "Smudger" Smith had given us the lead early in the second half with a glancinf header, but despite playing Liverpool off the park, we couldn't find that second. Until....

    The last minute of the match.

    You couldn't make it up.
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