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On Saturday Keith and I went to see The Barbarians (an invitational international side) play Argentina at Twickenham.

The Barbarians warmed up for the game in front of us going through their pre-match drills.

Down below us was the BBC TV crew with the expert analysts

And then the match began. Barabarians score first but then Argentina score 4 tries and at the quarter the score is 28-7 to Argentina and we are thinking this is going to be a whitewash with Argentina possibly scoring 100 points if it carries on at this rate. But the Barbarians fight back and get a penalty try just before half-time.

Now the game is really boiling and both sides are trying to play fast, attractive rugby. Barbarians score another try and get within 7 points. 

Argentina replies with a try of their own and gets a 14 point cushion but back came the Barbarians and score 2 tries to even the score with 2 minutes to go.

Then Barbarians get the ball near the Argentina line and then it is shipped back to the fly-half who kicks for goal. The ground erupts as the kick flies between the posts! Now all Barbarians have to do is hold onto the ball until the clock runs out and this they do. A Great game of rugby.

Barbarians v Samoa (3)

Posted: September 3, 2015 in Sport
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Barbrians get the game started

Barbarians get the game started

Contesting the ball at a line-out

Contesting the ball at a line-out

The brute power of the scrum

The brute power of the scrum

High ball to the back of line-out

High ball to the back of line-out

Barbarians kick for goal

Barbarians kick for goal

The ball's in there somewhere !

The ball’s in there somewhere !

A great match which the barbarians eventually won 27-24.

 

Barbarians v Samoa (2)

Posted: September 2, 2015 in Sport
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The mighty Samoans version of the haka!

Le Manu Samoa ia manu le fai o le faiva
(The Manu Samoa, may you succeed in your mission )

Le Manu Samoa lenei ua ou sau
(The Manu Samoa, here I come )

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Leai se isi Manu oi le atu laulau
(There is no other Manu (team) anywhere )

Ua ou sai nei ma le mea atoa
(Here I come completely prepared)

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O lou malosi ua atoatoa
(My strength is at its peak)

Ia e faatafa ma e soso ese
(Make way and move aside)

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Leaga o lenei manu e uiga ese
(Because this Manu is unique)

Le Manu Samoa
(The Manu Samoa )

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Le Manu Samoa
(The Manu Samoa)

Le Manu Samoa e o mai I Samoa
(The Manu Samoa reigns from Samoa)

 

Barbarians v Samoa (1)

Posted: September 1, 2015 in Sport
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Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium

As part of the warm up to the Rugby World Cup Keith and I went to the Olympic Stadium to see the Barbarians (an invitation team made up of International players) and the Samoan national team.

Here are some pictures of the teams during the warm-up

Scrum practice for Samoan forwards

Scrum practice for Samoan forwards

Barbarians try out their passing

Barbarians try out their passing

Samoans go their their exercises

Samoans go their their exercises

Line-out practise for the Samoans

Line-out practise for the Samoans

Catch!

Catch!