England’s second string drew 28-28 with the Australian Barbarians today, and on the face of it, the result seems quite encouraging.
I didn’t actually see the game, but given the strength of the Barbarians’ side with many players pushing for Test places, I’d probably have taken a draw.
However, reports are suggesting that the performance was fairly shabby, and that England should have won the game. Perhaps if any of The Rugby Blog’s readers watched the game, they could enlighten us a little?
James O’Connor scored 25 of the Baabaas’ 28 points, whilst Dan Ward-Smith, Matt Banahan and Lee Mears crossed the whitewash for England.