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Is this the longest drop goal ever?

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Francois Steyn has a reputation as having the biggest boot in world rugby and he lived up to that billing with an extraordinary drop goal in Friday's Top 14 play-off match between Racing Metro and Clermont.

With his side 14-12 ahead and aiming for a place in the semi-finals of France's domestic championship, the South African World Cup winner unleashed a drop goal from fully 60 metres away.

Not only did it clear the posts, it would have been good from another 20 metres.

Sadly for Steyn, who earns an estimated €750,000 per season with the Paris-based club, his team eventually lost the match 21-17.

During a Super 14 match against the Brumbies with his former South African franchise, The Sharks, Steyn kicked the ball almost 100m and in the Springboks' final match of the 2009 Tri Nations against New Zealand, he converted three penalties from within his own half.

Check out the extraordinary drop goal:

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