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Player Ratings: Let me entertain you

Robbie Deans' side showed some great skill with ball in hand and were definitely the better team far a large majority of the 80 minutes at the Wembley Stadium.


Warren Fortune rates the Barbarians!

15 Melani Nanai:

His vision for the gap was brilliant and he tore the Boks' defence to pieces on a number of occasions.


14 Matt Faddes:

Showed some great quick thinking on attack and had a big hand in one of his team's tries.


13 Seta Tamanivalu:

He was a bit quiet at times in the midfield, but he delivered with ball in hand when he needed to. 


12 Richard Buckman:

He was a hard man to tackle and he was solid on defence in the midfield for the BaaBaas. 


11 Taqele Naiyaravoro:

He made Sergeal Petersen and several other players Springbok players look like schoolboys when he ran at them. He broke a number of tackles and scored a try as well.



10 Robert du Preez:

He did what he needed to do for the Barbarians – he can hold his head up high.


9 Andy Ellis (captain):

His distribution to his backline was fantastic and his decision making helped take some pressure off Robert du Preez.


8 Luke Whitelock:

He crossed the advantage line on few occasions and gave the Baabaas some much-needed grunt.


7 Jordan Taufua

The flank was quite brutal on defence at times and-and made his presence felt at the breakdowns.



6 Brad Shields:

He loved running with the ball in open space and he put in a few good tackles as well.


5 Michael Fatialofa:

His work rate around the park was phenomenal and he secured plenty of ball at line-out time for his team as well.


4 Martin Muller:

He was not as influential as his second-row partner, but he did do his bit in the physical exchanges.


3 Paddy Ryan:

The prop struggled in the scrums and he was not much better in open play as well.


2 Armand van der Merwe:

The Angry Warthog showed plenty of fight and grunt in open play and he was determined to outshine Malcolm Marx.


1 Reggie Goodes:

Like Paddy Ryan, he struggled in the scrums with Lourens Adriaanse putting plenty of pressure on him.



16 Andrew Ready (On for A van der Merwe, 78th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

17 Schalk van der Merwe (On for P Ryan, 58th min):

Had a great message for the injured Julian Redelinghuys on his socks. Good guy!


18 Toby Smith (On for R Goodes, 52nd min):

He did not help his team's cause too much in the scrums when he came on.


19 Sam Carter (On for M Muller, 52nd min):

He had a few good moments with the ball when he came onto the field.


20 Ruan Ackermann (On for J Taufua, 76th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

21 Nic Stirzaker (On for A Ellis, 78th min):

Not enough time to be rated

22 Richard Mo'unga (On for R du Preez, 52nd min):

He gave his team that extra spark on attack when he came on.


23 Luke Morahan (On for M Faddes, 53rd min):

He was quite effective when he came on. He found himself in the right place at the right time to score two great tries.



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