Watch: A French side tried to score a cheeky try from a penalty kick attempt before it was disallowed

Watch: A French side tried to score a cheeky try from a penalty kick attempt before it was disallowed

French PROD2 side Vannes attempted to a pull a fast against Angloueme in their clash on Friday evening with flyhalf Christopher Hilsenbeck lining up a penalty attempt.

Instead of going for the three points, the flyhalf sent the kick towards the touchline for one of his teammates who scored out wide.



Unfortunately for Hilsenbeck, the try did not stand and Angloueme were awarded a scrum. 

Law 8.20 states 'If the team indicates to the referee the intention to kick at goal, they must kick at goal.'


Therefore, a player must make a genuine attempt at goal from penalty kick, if the player has not then the opposing team is awarded a scrum according to World Rugby's Laws.

Luckily for Vannes, the three points wouldn't be too costly as they managed to sneak past Angloueme winning the game 26-25.


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