Barbarians crush Czech Republic

Date published: November 9 2016

The Barbarians ran in 11 tries for a 71-0 victory as they entertained fans in Prague in the biggest fixture in the Czech Republic’s rugby history.

The famous invitation club came to celebrate the host union’s 90th anniversary at the Marketa Stadium, the first game televised by state TV in the country.

Broadcast highlights included elusive running that brought two tries apiece for the Budvar man of the match Melani Nanai (Blues), centre Matt Faddes (Highlanders), fly-half Richard Mo’unga (Crusaders) and Kwagga Smith (Lions).

The other scores came from Toby Smith, Sam Carter and Schalk van der Merwe. Robert du Preez (Stormers) added six conversions and Mo’unga two.

The scorers:

For Barbarians: 
Tries: K Smith 2, Faddes 2, Mo’unga 2, Nanai 2, T Smith, Van der Merwe, Carter
Cons: Du Preez 6, Mo’unga 2

Czech Republic: 15 Michal Schlanger, 14 Jakub Zalud, 13 Jan Rohlik, 12 Jiri Pantucek, 11 Karen Berounsky, 10 Vaclav Jursik, 9 Marek Simak, 8 Lukas Rapant, 7 Ondrej Kutil, 6 Martin Havlicek, 5 Miroslav Nemecek, 4 Robert Voves, 3 Vojtech Hruska, 2 Vojtech Mara, 1 Vojtech Havel
Replacements: 16 Hubert Drímal, 17 Emilio Calderoni, 18 Jan Olbrich, 19 Martin Charvát, 20 Petr Cí%u017Eek, 21 Martin Kovár, 22 Vachtang Pailodze, 23 Pavel Elis

Barbarians: 15 Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs), 14 Luke Morahan (Force & Australia), 13 Matt Faddes (Highlanders), 12 Robert du Preez (Stormers), 11 Melani Nanai (Blues), 10 Richard Mo’unga (Crusaders), 9 Nic Stirzaker (Rebels), 8 Ruan Ackermann (Lions), 7 Kwagga Smith (Lions), 6 Sam Carter (Brumbies & Australia), 5 Martin Muller (Lions), 4 Dan Tuohy (Ulster & Ireland, captain), 3 Ben Franks (London Irish & New Zealand) 63), 2 Toby Smith (Rebels & Australia, Andrew Ready (Reds), 1 Schalk van der Merwe (Montpellier)
Replacements: Akker van der Merwe (Lions), Reggie Goodes (Hurricanes), Ben Franks (London Irish & New Zealand), Michael Fatialofa (Hurricanes), Brad Shields (Hurricanes), Andy Ellis (Crusaders/Kobelco & New Zealand), Jordan Taufua (Crusaders), Richard Buckman (Highlanders & Panasonic)