SA duo save French BaaBaas

2013-11-16 18:58
Gerhard Vosloo (File)

Clermont - The star-studded French Barbarians edged Samoa 20-19 at Clermont's Marcel-Michelin stadium on Saturday.

Samoa, coming off the back of a 40-9 mauling by Ireland last week, raced out to an early lead thanks to tries from Alapati Leiua and Brando Vaaulu.

The BaaBaas hit back with a brace of their own from South Africans Heini Adams and Gerhard Vosloo before Samoa captain Kahn Fotuali'i crossed for a third try.

Adams crossed for his second with 20 minutes to play before Grenoble flyhalf Valentin Courrent hit a late penalty to edge the game.


French Barbarians

15 Sylvain Tian, 14 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Rémi Lamerat, 11 David Smith, 10 François Trinh-Duc, 9 Heini Adams, 8 Julien Bonnaire, 7 Rabadan Rabadan, 6 Gerhard Vosloo, 5 Robins Tchale-Watchou, 4 Christophe Samson, 3 David Attoub, 2 Brice Mach, 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux

Substitutes:16 Rémi Bonfils, 17 Kenan Mutapcic, 18 Aretz Iguiniz, 19 Thibault Lassalle, 20 Jonathan Best, 21 Valentin Courrent, 22 David Skrela, 23 Alexis Palisson.


15 Faatoina Autagavaia, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Isaia Tuifua, 12 John Leota, 11 Brando Vaaulu, 10 Kahn Fotualii (captain), 9 Jeremy Sua, 8 Faifili Levave, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Alafoti Faosiliva, 5 Iosefa Tekori, 4 Piula Faasalele, 3 James Johnston, 2 Tii Paulo, 1 Viliamu Afatia

Substitutes: 16 Wayne Ole Avei, 17 Anthony Perenise, 18 Benjamin Sa, 19 Teofilo Paulo, 20 Ofisa Treviranus, 21 Patrick Faapale 22 Sinoti Sinoti, 23 Ken Pisi

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