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French Barbarians edge Samoa

18th November 2013 10:10

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Gerhard Vosloo French Barbarians v Samoa

Try for the French Baa-baas: Gerhard Vosloo

The star-studded French Barbarians edged Samoa 20-19 at Clermont's Parc des Sports Marcel-Michelin on Saturday.

Samoa, coming off the back of a 40-9 mauling by Ireland last week, raced out to an early lead thanks to tries from Alapati Leiua and Brando Vaaulu.

The Baa-Baas hit back with a brace of their own from South Africans Henie Adams and Gerhard Vosloo before Samoa captain Kahn Fotuali'i crossed for a third try.

Adams crossed for his second with 20 minutes to play before Grenoble fly-half Valentin Courrent hit a late penalty to edge the game.

The scorers:

For French Barbarians:
Tries: Adams 2, Vosloo
Con: Trinh-Duc
Pens: Courrent

For Samoa:
Tries: Leiua, Vaaulu. Fotuali'i
Cons: Fotuali'i 2

French Barbarians: 15 Sylvain Tian, 14 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Rémi Lamerat, 11 David Smith, 10 François Trinh-Duc, 9 Heini Adams, 8 Julien Bonnaire, 7 Rabadan Rabadan, 6 Gerhard Vosloo, 5 Robins Tchale-Watchou, 4 Christophe Samson, 3 David Attoub, 2 Brice Mach, 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux
Replacements: 16 Rémi Bonfils, 17 Kenan Mutapcic, 18 Aretz Iguiniz, 19 Thibault Lassalle, 20 Jonathan Best, 21 Valentin Courrent, 22 David Skrela, 23 Alexis Palisson.

Samoa: 15 Faatoina Autagavaia, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Isaia Tuifua, 12 John Leota, 11 Brando Vaaulu, 10 Kahn Fotualii (captain), 9 Jeremy Sua, 8 Faifili Levave, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Alafoti Faosiliva, 5 Iosefa Tekori, 4 Piula Faasalele, 3 James Johnston, 2 Tii Paulo, 1 Viliamu Afatia
Replacements: 16 Wayne Ole Avei, 17 Anthony Perenise, 18 Benjamin Sa, 19 Teofilo Paulo, 20 Ofisa Treviranus, 21 Patrick Faapale 22 Sinoti Sinoti, 23 Ken Pisi

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