Rugby

SA players dazzle for BaaBaas

2014-11-05 08:59
Jacques Botes (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Jacques Botes marked his final game with a try and conversion as the Barbarians dazzled to beat Leicester Tigers 59-26 (half-time 21-19) in a 13-try feast at Welford Road on Tuesday.

Juan de Jongh, who himself scored two tries on the night, showed great sportsmanship to gift Botes the final try of the match in what was the veteran's last professional game.

Barbarians coach John Kirwan picked seven South Africans in his starting line-up for the game and they did not disappoint.

Apart from De Jongh and Botes, the other South Africans to score were prop Thomas Du Toit and flankers Heinrich Brüssow and Michael Rhodes, while flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff kicked 10 points with the boot.

Scorers:

Leicester Tigers:

Tries: Burns, Gibson, Loamanu, Grant
Conversions: Williams (2,) Bell

Barbarians:

Tries: De Jongh (2,) Du Toit, Saili, Brussow, English, Rhodes, Li, Botes
Conversions: Boshoff (5), Saili, Botes

Teams:

Leicester Tigers:

15 Freddie Burns, 14 Miles Benjamin, 13 Christian Loamanu, 12 Anthony Allen, 11 Vereniki Goneva, 10 Owen Williams, 9 David Mele,8 Jordan Crane (captain), 7 Jamie Gibson, 6 Laurence Pearce, 5 Sebastian De Chaves, 4 Harry Wells, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Jake Farnworth, 1 Michele Rizzo.

Substitutes: 16 George Nairn, 17 Tom Bristow, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Charlie Beckett, 20 Paul Grant, 21 George Tresidder, 22 Tommy Bell, 23 Adam Thompstone

Barbarians:

15 Tevita Li, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Francis Saili, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Jacques Botes, 7 Heinrich Brüssow, 6 Michael Rhodes, 5 Al Kellock (captain), 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Mahonri Schwalger, 1 Thomas Du Toit.

Substitutes: 16 Niall Annett, 17 Jason Marshall, 18 Matt Stevens, 19 Angus Ta'avao, 20 Steven Luatua,) 21 Matt Todd, 22 Adam Thomson, 23 Sarel Pretorius, 24 Sean Duke, 25 Tom English.

Referee: Andrew Small (England)
Assistant referees: Andy Watson (England), Simon Mcconnell (England)
TMO: David Sainsbury (England)

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