Rugby

Brits, Wentzel snub booze ban

2013-05-30 12:15
Schalk Brits (Getty Images)
Cape Town - South Africans Schalk Brits and Marco Wentzel appear to have broken the self-imposed alcohol ban the Barbarians imposed.

According to the Telegraph's website, BaaBaas manager Derek Quinnell said the squad had placed the ban on themselves without prompts from the coaching staff as they were embarrassed by their 40-12 defeat to England last Sunday.

However, the ban didn't last long, as Saracens hooker Brits tweeted a picture of himself and London Wasps lock Wentzel enjoying a glass of wine trackside at the Hong Kong races on Wednesday evening.

"Not winning anything tonight,but the wine isn't to bad,"
Brits tweeted.

When a Twitter user questioned why the ban was not being upheld, this response followed: "As tweeted earlier, a glass of wine or a beer is fine. The 'ban' is over excessive drinking."

It has always been part of the Barbarians tradition to enjoy themselves ahead of what is a festive occasion on match-day.

However, Quinnell earlier stated the following regarding the players' decision: "It (the England loss) was a kick up the backside for everyone.

"They realised that it was not good enough and that if you don't look after your body in this heat and humidity, then you're in trouble. So the ban is in place, for the players only mind, not the committee."

The Barbarians face the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong on Saturday, with Brits and Wentzel both in the starting line-up. Kick-off is at 13:30 SA time.

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



Marco Wentzel and Schalk Brits enjoying themselves at the Hong Kong races (Photo: Schalk Brits/Twitter)

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