Lions in Australia

British Lions thrash BaaBaas

2013-06-01 15:37
Mike Phillips (AFP)
Cape Town - The British and Irish Lions have started their tour with a bang by thrashing a hapless Barbarians outfit 59-8 in Hong Kong on Saturday.

The Lions, who led 23-3 at half-time, ran in eight tries against clearly inferior opponents.

Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips, who scored a brace of tries, was named Man of the Match.

The Lions will now head to Australia ahead of their three-Test series against the Wallabies, with their first tour game there against the Force in Perth on Wednesday.

Scorers:

British and Irish Lions:

Tries: Paul O'Connell, Mike Phillips (2), Jonathan Davies, Alex Cuthbert (2), Dan Lydiate, Alun Wyn Jones

Conversions: Owen Farrell (3), Johnny Sexton (2)

Penalties: Farrell (3)

Barbarians:

Try: Kahn Fotuali'i

Penalties: Elliot Daly

Teams:

Lions:

15 Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors/SCO), 14 Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues/WAL), 13 Jonathan Davies (Scarlets/WAL), 12 Jamie Roberts (Cardiff Blues/WAL), 11 Sean Maitland (Glasgow Warriors/SCO), 10 Owen Farrell (Saracens/ENG), 9 Mike Phillips (Bayonne/WAL), 8 Toby Faletau (Dragons/WAL), 7 Justin Tipuric (Ospreys/WAL), 6 Dan Lydiate (Dragons/WAL), 5 Paul O'Connell (captain - Munster/IRL), 4 Richie Gray (SCO), 3 Adam Jones (Ospreys/WAL), 2 Richard Hibbard (Ospreys/WAL), 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens/ENG)

Substitutes: 16 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers/ENG), 17 Cian Healy (Leinster/IRL), 18 Matt Stevens (Saracens/ENG), 19 Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys/WAL), 20 Jamie Heaslip (Leinster/IRL), 21 Conor Murray (Munster/IRL), 22 Johnny Sexton (Leinster/IRL), 23 George North (Scarlets/WAL)

Barbarians:

15 Jared Payne (Ulster/NZL), 14 Joe Rokocoko (Bayonne/NZL), 13 Elliot Daly (London Wasps/ENG), 12 Casey Laulala (Munster/NZL), 11 Takudzwa Ngwenya (Biarritz Olympique/USA), 10 Nick Evans (Harlequins/NZL), 9 Dimitri Yachvili (Biarritz Olympique/FRA), 8 Sergio Parisse (captain, Stade Francais/ITA), 7 Sam Jones (London Wasps/ENG), 6 Samu Manoa (Northampton/USA), 5 Dean Mumm (Exeter Chiefs/AUS), 4 Marco Wentzel (London Wasps/RSA), 3 Martin Castrogiovanni (Leicester/ITA), 2 Schalk Brits (Saracens/RSA), 1 Paul James (Bath/WAL)

Substitutes: 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini (Benetton Treviso/ITA), 17 Duncan Jones (Ospreys/WAL), 18 Andrea Lo Cicero (Racing Metro 92/ITA),19  Jim Hamilton (Gloucester/SCO), 20 Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz Olympique/FRA), 21 Kahn Fotuali'i (Ospreys/SAM), 22 James Hook (Perpignan/WAL), 23 Mike Tindall (Gloucester/ENG)/Rowan Varty

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