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Thursday Nov 21, 2019

Hooker Rory Best bows out in style with surprisingly good conversion for the Barbarians

Following a narrow loss to Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday, the Barbarians headed to Brazil for a once-off match, and came out trumps with a 47-22 win last night. The Barbarians scored seven tries in a match played in good spirits in Sao Paulo.

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The invitational side led just 19-15 at halftime, but kicked into gear in the second half to run away with the contest.

Tries were scored on the night by Campese Ma’afu, Bautista Ezcurra, David Havili, and a brace each for Angus Cottrell and Jano Vermaak.

As the game came to a close, retired Ireland legend Rory Best had the final say after Havilli’s try, and did so in style.

Barbarians team:

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15 David Havili, 14 Bautista Ezcurra, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Santiago Iglesias, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Peter Samu, 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Luke Jones, 4 Tyler Ardron (c), 3 Hencus van Wyk, 2 Andrew Makalio, 1 Campese Maafu.
Substitutes: 16 Tendai Mtawarira, 17 Rory Best, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Ben Landry, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Mathieu Bastareaud, 23 Dillyn Leyds.

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