Former Ireland Captain Rory Best Takes A Conversion For The Barbarians In Brazil Win


Eddie Jones’ Barbarians took on Brazil as part of a three-match tour last night and ultimately proved to be too strong for the South American outfit, running out 47-22 winners after holding a slender 19-15 lead at half-time.

Fijian prop Campese Ma’afu was the first Baa-Baa to touch down, shortly followed by Argentina winger Bautista Ezcurra and New Zealand fullback David Havili, giving them a four-point lead at the interval.

Havili grabbed his second after the break, with Australian flanker Angus Cottrell scoring a brace of tries  South Africa’s Jano Vermaak ensured a comfortable victory with a score of his own.

Former Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best came off the bench is what was his penultimate game before he retires from the game completely. And he absolutely slotted it! What an absolute legend. Not bad for a front-row!

The Barbarians now travel back to the UK, ahead of a November 30 meeting with Wales in Cardiff. Warren Gatland will take over coaching duties for that game in what will be Wayne Pivac’s first game as Wales boss since Gatland’s departure.

Should be an absolute cracker of a game.

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