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Sunday, 4 June, 2000, 19:02 GMT 20:02 UK
Baa-Baa's embarrass Leicester
Lawrence Dallalgio powers over for an early try
Barbarians 85-10 Leicester

English champions Leicester were given a harsh lesson in running rugby by a star-studded Barbarians side at Twickenham on Sunday.

The nomads scored 13 tries and provided a fitting tribute to All Black legend Zinzan Brooke, who bowed out after the game.

The All Black legend strolled home for the eighth touchdown - which brought up the half century, but the game had long left Leicester's grasp.

Three Barbarians try scorers celebrate their emphatic victory
The Tigers, back-to-back Premiership champions, had a dream start, grabbing a touchdown within 75 seconds.

The advantage was brief, however, as Lawrence Dallaglio powered over within minutes.

Fijian centre Viliame Satala and All Black wonder wing Joeli Vidiri threatened danger at regular intervals but it was Thomas Castaignede who provided the lasting memories.

The French star's two first half tries were perfect examples of dashing full-back play.

In between Dallaglio bagged his second and within six minutes of the restart both Satala and Vidiri had touched down under the posts.


For a Leicester side containing seven members of the England touring squad, a Barbarians rout equated to extreme embarrassment.

Joeli Vidiri showed his class on the Twickenham turf
On his farewell appearance, Fritz van Heerden was no match for the genius of Ian Jones in the line-out and with the Tigers infringing on too many occasions, they were forced to feed largely off scraps.

Springbok hooker James Dalton ripped possession from Grindal for another try, Zinzan Brooke's followed within five minutes and virtually from the kick-off Walter Little also nipped in.

With a mountain of replacements disfiguring the action, Dave Lougheed scored a try of little consolation for Leicester in the right corner. But the Barbarians responded with venom.

Dan Luger, Waisale Serevi - against his former club and within 30 seconds of taking the field - Little and Vidiri brought up the try count up an unlucky figure for red-faced Leicester, who suffered the biggest defeat in their history.


Barbarians: Castaignede, Vidiri, Satala, Little, Luger, N. Jenkins, Howley, du Randt, Dalton, Garvey, I. Jones, R. Brooke, Dallaglio, Kruger, Z. Brooke.

Replacements: Serevi, Muller, Williams, Langford, Perry, Leonard, K. Jones.

Leicester: Stimpson, Lougheed, Greenwood, Howard, Ezulike, Healey, Grindal, Rowntree, West, Garforth, M. Johnson, Van Heerden, Gustard, Back, Corry.

Replacements: Hamilton, Freshwater, Balding, Kay, Nebbett, Goode, Jelley.

Referee: Steve Lander (RFU)

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