Saffas shine for Barbarians

Juan de Jongh scored two tries as the Barbarians beat Leicester 59-26 at Welford Road on Tuesday.

Having been anonymous against the Wallabies at Twickenham on Saturday, the WP captain made a greater impression against the English Premiership side. 

South Africans Thomas du Toit, Heinrich Brüssow, Michael Rhodes and Jacques Botes also crossed the line for the invitational team, with Marnitz Boshoff kicking five conversions and Botes one, after getting an opportunity to kick for goal in his last first-class match.

Despite only leading 21-19 at half-time, the Baa-Baas clicked into gear after the break as six more scores had the Tigers struggling to keep pace.

Leicester – Tries: Freddie Burns, Jamie Gibson, Christian Loamanu, Paul Grant. Conversions: Owen Williams (2), Grant.
Barbarians – Tries: Juan de Jongh (2), Thomas du Toit, Francis Saili, Heinrich Brüssow, Tom English, Michael Rhodes, Tevita Li, Jacques Botes. Conversions: Marnitz Boshoff (5), Francis Saili, Jacques Botes.

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 (c), 7 Jamie Gibson, 6 Laurence Pearce, 5 Sebastian De Chaves, 4 Harry Wells, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Jake Farnworth, 1 Michele Rizzo.
Subs: 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 (c), 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Thomas Du Toit, 2 Mahonri Schwalger, 1 Lourens Adriaanse.
Subs: 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.

Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

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