Friday, November 30, 2007

Great Barbarians try vs the Boks - 2000

Great Barbarians try vs the Boks - 2000

In preparation for the highly anticipated Barbarians vs Springboks clash on Saturday, we've dug up a fantastic try from 2000 which saw stars such as former Wallabies Richard Harry, Daniel Herbert, ex All Black number eight Ron Cribb, and enigmatic Argentinian leader Augustin Pichot playing some great rugby and throwing some classic passes.

Harry got it going, showing good pace for a big guy, but Ron Cribb threw a vital slip pass to Pichot who put the foot down and flew away from the hapless Bok defenders. A classic try by the Barbarians, who are tradtionally famous for this type of crowd friendly flair.

For this years clash between the two sides at Twickenham though, the Baa Baa's unfortunately are missing a lot of mainline players from England, Ireland, and France due to club commitments. Therefore, the side is built up of a familiar bunch of Southern Hemisphere names that the South African's will know well.

The Boks on the other hand are also missing a few of their stars, with players like captain John Smit not being available and others being out because of injury.

Both sides are looking strong though, and in all honesty this Barbarians side could and probably will give the World Champions a really tough challenge.

With the likes of Joe Rokocoko, Mat Giteau, and Jason Robinson, you can expect to see some highly attractive rugby and some tremendous skill on show.

Expect the Boks to play it tight at first though. Although Barbarian clashes are meant to be a festival of running rugby, the World Cup Winners still have a reputation to uphold, and they wont be playing loose rugby to start out with. Tight, hard, and physical, they'll pick up the scraps and then hopefully later in the game throw the ball around and show the precision finishing that they displayed against Wales last week.

It's a mouth watering confrontation for the neutral and Bok supporter alike. With such talented players on both sides, lets hope the game lives up to expectations.

Posted by Rugbydump at 5:12 am | View Comments (12)

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pissed off english r November 30, 2007 7:39 pm

england legend jason robinson plays probably his last game, yet the BBC, yet the BBC would rather show Llanelli vs Saracens and ITV would rather show "Whale Rider"... what a load of bollocks

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elrolo November 30, 2007 8:04 pm

yes they are mugs as they covered the world cup and most internationals, but just go to a decent pub, or get with the times and get sky sports lol.

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Anonymous December 01, 2007 9:51 am

Rugbydump adminwill there be any highlights of the Springboks vs Wales game fromlast weekend?

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Anonymous December 01, 2007 4:39 pm

I can't see the moment when N8 passes the ball to pichot

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Anonymous December 01, 2007 10:33 pm

anyone know the 15 for the baa baa's that day?

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Anonymous December 02, 2007 5:31 pm

22-5world champions, youre having a laugh!

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Bye Bye Robinson December 02, 2007 7:36 pm

I was at Twickenham last night and the atmosphere was facinating, there was the sense of trying to get even in the air for the springboks from the English (me included) and the south africans were there in their numbers, I think they must have at least doubled how many babas fans there were there.If Bristol punish Regan it will be an outrage. He had a good game.Now as for Jason Robinson what can I say apart from WOW it was his last game and although he didn't score, when he got the ball the whole crowd was on their feet as he beat one, two, three men even the SA were cheering him on and when he left the field at about 70 mins the whole of Twickenham rose to clap out a true legend, he recieved at least 30 seconds of clapping.Its sad but he had to go and to represent country in both rugby union and league is something spectactular and I wish the man the best of luck in whatever mountian he wishes to climb next.

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Anonymous December 02, 2007 8:32 pm

Great barbarians rugby, speaking of which you GOTTA put up the last game between the Babaas and the Boks. Wales will sure miss Martin Williams, it was a great game.

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lrc12 December 03, 2007 12:37 am

if u wanna c tha real skill of this try go to tha ba baa's official sit nd click on the videos. the skill from the No. 8 is sublime :)ps. gotta say wel done 2 tha legend tht is Billy Whizz!! Wat a playa wel dne m8

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mr. england December 03, 2007 1:01 am

that vid missed the best bit of the skill in teh last pass!! it was a neat one handed back-door pass straight into his hands. perfect.

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Anonymous March 15, 2008 4:28 pm

What's the music?

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Tyler September 11, 2008 2:49 am

Burn - Three Days Grace

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