All Blacks score in big Barbarians win

All Black wings Nehe Milner-Skudder and Waisake Naholo and halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow all scored tries to help the Barbarians to a 62-14 win over Gloucester this morning.

Former All Black midfielder Ryan Crotty also dotted down, while the Wallabies wing Joe Tomane bagged a brace in the one-sided victory over the English Premiership side.

Fiji's Nemani Nadolo, South Africa's Lood de Jager and Pat Lambie, and uncapped New Zealander Ardie Savea, who plays Super Rugby for the Hurricanes, were the other tryscorers in the ten-try romp.

Highlanders first-five Lima Sopoaga, who made his All Blacks debut in July but missed the World Cup, got on the scoresheet with a couple of conversions.

The star-studded invitational Barbarians, guided by the Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, crossed for 10 tries at Gloucester's home ground at Kingsholm.

Cheika fielded a side of World Cup stars from the southern hemisphere with 573 caps' worth of international experience against a second-string team of youngsters, with predictable results.

Former All Black prop Jamie MacIntosh and World Cup winning All Blacks front rower Charlie Faumuina rounded out the eight New Zealanders involved in the match.

Australians James Hanson, Toby Smith, Stephen Hoiles, Jarrad Butler all started for the BaaBaas while top Wallabies Stephen Moore, Scott Fardy and Tevita Kuridrani were on the bench.

Gloucester flanker Dan Thomas scored an opportunist first-half effort and his side claimed a second-half penalty try when the Barbarians - who take on Argentina at Twickenham this weekend - pulled down a driving maul.



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