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Barbarian F.C. v Northampton Saints, 2/9/23


Peter Johnson (47)
For further discussion about the Barbarian F.C. v Northampton Saints game (rather than in the Wallabies Thread).

Date: Saturday 2 September, 2023
Location: cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens
Kick-off: 2pm
Referee: Ian Tempest
Assistant referees: Harry Walbaum and Jonathan Healy

11pm 2 September 2023 (AEST)

Barbarian F.C. Team:

Northampton Saints Team:
15 George Hendy, 14 Will Glister, 13 Tom Seabrook, 12 Tom Litchfield, 11 Jake Garside, 10 James Grayson, 9 Callum Braley; 1 Alex Waller, 2 Tom Cruse (c), 3 Paul Hill, 4 Theo Vukasinovic*, 5 Geordie Irvine, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 7 Henry Pollock, 8 Izaiha Moore-Aiono*

Replacements: Aston Gradwick-Light, Craig Wright, Elliot Millar Mills, Callum Smyth*, Ed Prowse, Kayde Sylvester, Reuben Logan, James Cherry*, Henri Lavin*, Archie McParland, Matthew Arden, Toby Thame, Oscar Daniel*, Ewan Baker


Stirling Mortlock (74)
Looks a really poor Saints side, probably about 6 starters. I’d expect to win this 40+


Andrew Slack (58)
Everybody looking like they're having a good time out there except poor Lambert at the mo', getting worked over a little at scrum time.

Confucius Say

Nev Cottrell (35)
A lot of noise about Ryan Lonergan as a backup goal kicker. But missed opportunity to demonstrate that with many kickable going astray.
Seru Uru playing at 7 was the best player in the 29-0 first half.
Tom Wright threw 4 rubbish passes, again demonstrating his skill levels need work. But commentary said he looked good!


Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
In my opinion no one really made a claim for the Wallaby squad as it wasn’t that type of game. JOC (James O'Connor) looked classy with the ball in hand but he’s playing twighlight years footy these days. No where near test footy. Just not the hard edge to it.

Uru was outstanding. Best game this year but that could be because of the opposition. But I don’t think he is seriously in contention for the wallabies.

Peitsch and Swinton were two who probably upped their credentials for a call up more than anyway because they did the unflashy things well.

Wright scored a brilliant try from a Lonergan chip but his game has fallen so much. It’s astounding. So many mistakes. Will be fascinating to see if Larkham can build him back up next year.