England batter Baa-Baas

Christian Wade scored a hat-trick as England thrashed the Barbarians 73-12 at Twickenham.

The England winger could have got four, but lost control of the ball when trying to dot down on another occasion.

The hosts ran in 10 tries in a disappointedly one-sided match. The Barbarians, who beat Ireland 22-21 earlier in the week, were woeful on Sunday.

England led 45-5 at half-time, and while they weren't as dominant in the second half, they were still far too good for the invitational club.

One positive for the Baa-Baas was that Brad Thorn scored a try in the last match of his career, although he was sin-binned for a tip-tackle.

England – Tries: Marland Yarde, Ed Slater, Jack Clifford, Christian Wade (3), Danny Cipriani (2), Henry Slade, Josh Beaumont. Conversions: Cipriani (10). Penalty: Cipriani.
Barbarians – Tries: Brad Thorn, Thomas Waldrom. Conversion: Tusi Pisi.

England – 15 Mathew Tait, 14 Christian Wade, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Henry Slade, 11 Marland Yarde, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Lee Dickson (c), 8 Josh Beaumont, 7 Jack Clifford, 6 Mark Wilson, 5 Joe Launchbury, 4 Ed Slater, 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Matt Mullan.
Subs: 16 Tommy Taylor, 17 Alex Waller, 18 Gareth Denman, 19 James Gaskell, 20 Jon Fisher, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Shane Geraghty, 23 Alex Lewington.

Barbarians – 15 Gio Aplon, 14 David Smith, 13 Joe Rokocoko, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Ugo Monye, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 George Smith, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Brad Thorn (c), 4 Samu Manoa, 3 Matias Diaz, 2 David Ward, 1 Saimone Taumoepeau.
Subs: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Roberto Tejerizo, 18 Adam Jones, 19 Nathan Hines, 20 Pablo Matera, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Stephen Brett, 23 Yoshi Fujita.

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