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An exciting international match occurred in Wembly Stadium, London, last Saturday when the fabled Barbarians and South Africa tied at 31-31 in a thrilling display of open rugby. An enthralled crowd of 47,000 watched the match.

The Barbarian Football Club, nicknamed the "Baa-Baas” is an invitational team based in the United Kingdom. The team plays in traditional black and white hoops, and competes in socks from home clubs. Membership is by invitation only. Players from 27 countries have worn the familiar black and white hooped Barbarian jersey.

The Baa-Baas, as they are familiarly called, were comprised of a patchwork of Super Rugby players, including three All-Blacks (Andy Ellis, Seta Tamanivalu, and Luke Whitelock). The Springboks team was made up of reserves, and but three of the fifteen from Saturday will play England November 12 in another autumn Test match in Twickenham. Game starts at 2:30 p.m.

The Barbarians, who held a few get to know you practices beforehand, enjoy a tradition of open play rugby, marked by constant passing. It is noteworthy that the “Try of the 20th Century” occurred in 1973, touched down by Barbarian Gareth Edwards.

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Australia beat Wales – The visiting Wallabies easily defeated Wales 31-8 in Cardiff, marking Wales’ 12th consecutive loss to Australia. These fifteens last met in Pool A of 2015’s Rugby World’s Cup when Australia prevailed. It was five try bonanza for the Down Under visitors and a continuation of southern hemisphere dominance over northern rivals.