Boks on Tour

Barbarians have upper hand

2010-12-04 17:16
Elton Jantjies (Gallo Images)
London - The Barbarians are leading the Springboks 19-3 at half time at a sparse and cold Twickenham in London on Saturday.

An error-strewn first half by Peter de Villiers’ young-guns has allowed the Barbarians to run the Springboks ragged, with 3 tries in the first half coming via Australian duo Drew Mitchell (2) and James O’Connor.

O’Connor slotted 2 conversions whilst young Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies, starting his first game of the tour, scored South Africa’s only points of the first half with a confident penalty in the 10th minute.



Tries: Mitchell (2), O'Connor
Conversions: O'Connor (2)

South Africa:

Penalties: Elton Jantjies


Barbarians: James O'Connor; Joe Rokocoko, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Ma'a Nonu, Drew Mitchell; Matt Giteau (capt), Will Genia; Colin Bourke, Martyn Williams, Rodney So'oialo, Chris Jack, Anton van Zyl, Neemia Tialata, Stephen Moore, Salvatore Perugini.

Replacements: Keven Mealamu, John Yapp, Quintin Geldenhuys, Daniel Braid, Andrew Ellis, Stephen Donald, Seru Rabeni

South Africa: Patrick Lambie; Odwa Ndungane, Adrian Jacobs, Andries Strauss, Lwazi Mvovo; Elton Jantjies, Francois Hougaard; Ryan Kankowski, Juan Smith (capt), Willem Alberts, Alistair Hargreaves, Bakkies Botha, CJ van der Linde, Adriaan Strauss. Coenie Oosthuizen.

Replacements: Bandise Maku, Tendai Mtawarira, Werner Kruger, Flip van der Merwe, Keegan Daniel, Charl McLeod, Gio Aplon.
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (FRA)



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