Wasps number eight Alfie Barbeary has received widespread praise for his excellent performance against Montpellier in Friday night’s Champions Cup clash.
Two years ago one of our coaches said to me he was the most talented kid he’d ever seen play the game. I thought that was a big call. Now I know why he made that comment. Kid is the real deal. #BigFuture #ManLikeAlfie https://t.co/WspASp6XZL
— Lima Sopoaga (@LimaSopoaga) December 18, 2020
The 20-year-old scored two tries and demonstrated some incredible skills at the Ricoh Arena including a lovely kick pass to winger Josh Bassett from inside Wasps’ own 22-metre line.
A @WaspsRugby try which started with a kick pass from Alfie Barbeary! 🤷♂️😂
Josh Bassett makes the ground and Tom Cruse with the pivotal offload 🐝#HeinekenChampionsCup pic.twitter.com/wR4y7ZNRSO
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) December 18, 2020
Barbeary’s power was on show for both of his tries with strong carries from the base of the ruck while his delicate offload to set up Paolo Odogwu was a thing of beauty.
Alfie Barbeary is having a worldy of a game for @WaspsRugby! He’s 20 but looks about 40 and has ridiculous Dad strength as well as an unbelievable offloading game! #COYW
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) December 18, 2020
With a brace of tries, an assist and a lovely cross-field kick it was a night to remember for Barbeary and international stars have jumped to praise the young English talent.
Wasps went on to win the game 33-14 and full match highlights are available below: