Rugby

Barbarians edge past Ireland

2015-05-29 07:50
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Cape Town - The Barbarians recorded an exciting 22-21 (half-time 5-7) victory over Ireland at Thomond Park in Limerick on Thursday night.

Cardiff Blues wing Alex Cuthbert scored a brace, while Springbok fullback Zane Kirchner scored the BaaBaas’ third try.

The three Irish tries came from Ulster players Craig Gilroy, Chris Henry and Paddy Jackson.

It was the Barbarians’ third win over Ireland in recent times. They had beaten Ireland 29-28 in 2012 and 31-30 in 2000.

Scorers:

Ireland:

Tries: Craig Gilroy, Chris Henry, Paddy Jackson

Conversions: Ian Madigan (3)

Barbarians:

Tries: Alex Cuthbert (2), Zane Kirchner

Conversions: James Gopperth (2)

Penalty: Gopperth

Teams:

Ireland:

15 Rob Kearney, 14 Dave Kearney, 13 Colm O'Shea, 12 Luke Marshall, 11 Craig Gilroy, 10 Ian Madigan, 9 Eoin Reddan, 8 Jamie Heaslip (captain), 7 Chris Henry, 6 Robbie Diack, 5 Dan Tuohy, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Richardt Strauss, 1 Jack McGrath

Substitutes: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Michael Bent, 18 Mike Ross, 19 Ben Marshall, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Paddy Jackson, 23 Cian Kelleher

Barbarians:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Joe Rokocoko, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 David Smith, 10 James Gopperth, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Ryu Koliniasi Holani, 7 Gerhard Vosloo, 6 Shane Jennings (captain), 5 Konstantin Mikautadze, 4 Rodrigo Capo Ortega, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Roberto Tejerizo.

Substitutes: 16 David Ward, 17 Saimone Taumoepeau, 18 Matias Diaz, 19 George Whitelock, 20 George Smith, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Tusi Pisi, 23 Gio Aplon

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