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Michael Cheika's Barbarians overwhelm inexperienced Gloucester

Published 17/11/2015

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Gloucester's rookies conceded 10 tries in a 62-14 defeat to Michael Cheika's star-studded Barbarians line-up at Kingsholm.

Australia coach Cheika fielded a side of World Cup stars from the southern hemisphere with 573 caps' worth of international experience against a second-string team of youngsters, with predictable results.

Wallabies wing Joe Tomane touched down twice, with Fiji's Nemani Nadolo, All Blacks Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ryan Crotty and Waisake Naholo, South Africa's Lood de Jager and Pat Lambie, and uncapped New Zealanders Ardie Savea and Tawera Kerr-Barlow supplying the tries.

Gloucester flanker Dan Thomas scored an opportunist first-half effort and his side claimed a second-half penalty try when the Barbarians - who take on Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday - pulled down a driving maul.

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