Kicking contest on the river with rugby legend Hugo Porta and the All Blacks
The mighty All Blacks sealed their third successive Rugby Championship title with a 34-13 victory over Argentina in La Plata on Saturday.
But their visit to South America was not all business as AIG Meridional helped organize a kicking contest featuring All Blacks players Colin Slade, Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara partnering up with ex-Pumas captain, rugby legend and Laureus Academy Member Hugo Porta.
The kicking master-class took place on the river in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires and saw the players kicking the ball from a boat attempting to reach imaginary goal posts on the Puente de la Mujer, to the excitement of the crowd watching on the bridge.
As they showcased their kicking skills to the fans and media present, the players also shared tips and interacted with kids from the Fundación Laureus Argentina, whose president is Hugo Porta.
The event was also the culmination of a fantastic week for 25 kids from different Laureus supported projects in Argentina who were given the opportunity to witness New Zealand team practices and enjoy some time with the legendary All Blacks.
It was a great and unique experience for everyone involved, which especially delighted Hugo Porta: “To be able to transmit the values of the sport that I have played all my life with the All Blacks is an honour, and it adds to the commitment we have at Laureus, which uses sport as a tool for social change.”