Maori All Blacks lose to French Barbarians

Date published: November 11 2017

The Maori All Blacks were on the receiving end of a shock 19-15 defeat to the French Barbarians at Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux on Friday.

Clayton McMillan's charges, who had beaten Canada 51-9 last week in Vancouver, were expected to come out on top against the French outfit.

But instead they lost the game in Bordeaux, which was a low-scoring and niggly affair, with the French Barbarians side coming out on top.

The hosts led 8-3 at the break thanks to a try from Baptiste Chouzenoux before Adrien Pelissie's crossing the second, along with the boots of Romain N'tamack and Thomas Ramos, saw them to the victory. Sean Wainui and a penalty try put points on the board for the Maori All Blacks.

The scorers:

For French Barbarians:
Tries: Chouzenoux, Pelissie
Pens: Ramos, N'tamack 2

For Maori All Blacks:
Tries: Wainui, Penalty try
Pen: Garden-Bachop

Maori All Blacks: 15 Charlie Ngatai, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Rob Thompson, 11 Shaun Stevenson, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Akira Ioane, 7 Sam Henwood, 6 Tom Franklin, 5 Keepa Mewett, 4 Jackson Hemopo, 3 Marcel Renata, 2 Ash Dixon (c), 1 Chris Eves
Replacements: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Ross Wright, 18 Tyrel Lomax, 19 Jordan Manihera, 20 Dan Pryor, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Teihorangi Walden

French Barbarians: 15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Bastien Pourailly, 13 Aurelien Rougerie (c), 12 Pierre Aguillon, 11 Jean-Baptiste Dubie, 10 Romain N'tamack, 9 Baptiste Couilloud, 8 Martin Devergie, 7 Baptiste Chouzenoux, 6 Mahamadou Diaby, 5 Alexandre Flanquart, 4 Swan Rebbadj, 3 Cedate Gomes Sa, 2 Adrien Pelissie, 1 Sebastien Taofifenua
Replacements: 16 Anthony Etrillard, 17 Antoine Tochit, 18 Emerick Setiano, 19 Florian Verhaeghe, 20 Mathieu Babillot, 21 Teddy Iribaren, 22 Matthieu Jalibert, 23 Louis Dupichot

Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)