‘New look’ England to take on Barbarians

There’s a good chance you won’t recognise the England team taking to the field in today’s match with the Barbarians in Kimberley.

None of the players involved in Saturday’s loss to the Bokke will be in action, with head coach Stuart Lancaster allowing some ‘fresh-blood’ to show the first-team what their made of.

Lancaster said:

“I think this new batch of players are braced for the impact of today’s match. We have conducted many tests in training to ensure that the players can cope with the full demands and stresses of international rugby.

It’s a whole new scientific approach to the game, these guys are ready to take all the crash-tackles the Barbarians can throw at them!”

The new look England team ‘braced for the impact’.

Australia spank the Barbarians good and proper

Australia totally outclassed the Baa-Baa’s at Twickenham yesterday, thrashing them 60-11.

It was a disappointing end to the international career of one of South Africa’s all-time greats Victor Matfield, who rather sheepishly admitted (see what I did there!) that the team were not quite up to the attacking flair shown by the Aussies.

Farewell Victor…you’ve had a fine career but unfortunately you don’t get the spoils this time.

There were concerns that the Baa-Baa's weren't taking the match as seriously as they should.