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England vs Barbarians LIVE rugby: Result and reaction as brilliant Baa Baas thump dismal England

Eddie Jones’ men lose 52-21 to the Baa Baas ahead of July’s tour to Australia

Jim Mallinder previews England vs Barbarians

England fell to a third successive defeat as the Barbarians overcame a first-half red card shown to Will Skelton to win 52-21 at Twickenham, their biggest victory in the fixture.

Skelton became the first player sent off in Barbarians history when his shoulder to the head of Patrick Schickerling ended the Exeter prop’s afternoon because of a failed head injury assessment.

Forced to play 43 minutes with only 14 men, Fabien Galthie’s men showed their class by continuing to run in tries with Damian Penaud crossing twice and Baptiste Couilloud, Louis Carbonel, Max Spring and Antoine Hastoy also on the scoresheet. Even the arrival of Danny Care early in the third quarter for his first international appearance in nearly four years failed to inspire disjointed England, who fired only in sporadic bursts.

Eddie Jones had picked the usual mix of youth and experience for the annual uncapped international, but even allowing for the experimental line-up it was a disappointing outing ahead of next month’s three-Test series against Australia. To rub salt into England’s wounds, their former lock George Kruis kicked three conversions including an outrageous backheel to head into retirement with a smile on his face.

Relive all the action from Twickenham below

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Dismal England hammered by 14-man Barbarians as Damian Penaud scores twice

England fell to a third successive defeat as the Barbarians overcame a first-half red card shown to Will Skelton to win 52-21 at Twickenham, their biggest victory in the fixture.

Skelton became the first player sent off in Barbarians history when his shoulder to the head of Patrick Schickerling ended the Exeter prop’s afternoon because of a failed head injury assessment.

Forced to play 43 minutes with only 14 men, Fabien Galthie’s men showed their class by continuing to run in tries with Damian Penaud crossing twice and Baptiste Couilloud, Louis Carbonel, Max Spring and Antoine Hastoy also on the scoresheet.

Even the arrival of Danny Care early in the third quarter for his first international appearance in nearly four years failed to inspire disjointed England, who fired only in sporadic bursts.

Eddie Jones had picked the usual mix of youth and experience for the annual uncapped international, but even allowing for the experimental line-up it was a disappointing outing ahead of next month’s three-Test series against Australia.

To rub salt into England’s wounds, their former lock George Kruis kicked three conversions including an outrageous backheel to head into retirement with a smile on his face.

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Tom Curry discusses England loss

England captain Tom Curry discusses the defeat.

“We’ve got a lot of learnings. Young lads coming in and different combinations. We weren’t there for the full 80 minutes. It’s not down to work-rate or intent, it’s down to us being on it for the full 80.

“It’s on all of us but it’s a brilliant experience for the young players to get that Test match experience. The exciting thing about these matches is they are unbelievable for moments like that.

“We’ve got to be on it for the full 80 though. Moments when we were class but moments we weren’t. Test matches like that teach you a good standard.”

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Barbarians beat England

Barbarians rightly ribbing England on Twitter after that final try! And it was fitting that the Baa Baas fly-half got a try on the week of Phil Bennett’s death

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George Kruis reacts to final rugby game

George Kruis gives a very brief post-match interview to Amazon Prime before asking to head back to the celebrations with his teammates. He deserves it to be fair.

“This is what Baa Baas is about. Spending time with a different culture and different people. It was a brilliant end and this is exactly what it’s about and I’m very grateful to be a part of it.”

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FULL-TIME! England 21-52 Barbarians - 80 min

And that’s over - thankfully for England. Brilliant by Barbarians, they were fantastic and out-Test matched England. A complete outclassing with some unreal tries thrown in for good measure.

Real concerns for England ahead of the Australia tour.

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CONVERSION! England 21-52 Barbarians - 79 min

George Kruis adds his third conversion and he’s clearly missed his rugby calling!

Kruis then subbed off to applause from the Twickenham crowd in his final game of professional rugby. He’s embraced and then chucked into the air by teammates - it took a fair few of them to be honest!

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TRY! England 21-50 Barbarians - 78 min

One end of the field to the other, proper Barbarians stuff!

Penaud makes the initial break, Niniashvili is tap tackled but forward rolls and gets back up, a couple more offloads and eventually Antoine Hastoy goes over under the posts

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England 21-45 Barbarians - 77 min

This has been a grim day for England. Make no mistake, it’s not a flukey, throw-the-ball-around-and-everything-comes-off win for Barbarians, it has been a proper Test match and England have been outclassed by a team that’s been together for a week. Concerning

England try to throw the ball around themselves but it doesn’t go to hand.

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CONVERSION! England 21-45 Barbarians - 74 min

Conversion made by George Kruis but not just any conversion!

It’s bang in front but Kruis backheels the ball over the bar! Absolutely superb.

Barbarians loving this and George Kruis is two from two as a kicker today

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TRY! England 21-43 Barbarians - 73 min

WHAT A SENSATIONAL BARBARIANS TRY!

Playing from their own 22, back-rower Sekou Macalou running like a winger down the right touchline, Nolann Le Garrec gets the ball and flicks a perfect kick inside that bounces up for Max Spring ahead of Jack Nowell and he dives over the line. Simply sublime. Classic Baa Baas.

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