The English dirt trackers contained a brave effort from an outgunned SA Barbarians (South) outfit to run up a big 54-26 in in Kimberley yesterday.
Winger Christian Wade (3) and New Zealand-born back rower Thomas Waldron (2) were responsible for five of the eight tries England scored on the day, although Jimmy Stonehouse’s combination, drawn from players representing Boland, SWD, Border and EP in the Currie Cup First Division, competed well for around an hour.
The superior skill and experience of the English side proved telling as they scored three tries in the last quarter to inflate the scoreline.
England – Tries: Christian Wade (3), Thomas Waldron (2), Graham Kitchener, Danny Care, George Lowe. Conversions: Charlie Hodgson (4). Penalties: Hodgson (2).
SA Barbarians South – Tries: Jacques Engelbrecht, Hannes Franklin, Norman Nelson, Ntabeni Dukisa. Conversions: Elgar Watts (3).Tweet