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England 73 Barbarians 12

A young England team full of players pushing for World Cup players inflicted a record defeat on a Barbarians side only two days' rest following their victory over Ireland in Limerick.
There were combative spells early in the first half - when captain Brad Thorn powered over - and in the second when Thomas Waldrom struck from close range.
But when the two try scorers were off the field in the sin bin, England took advantage and finished up with 10 tries in total with Christian Wade scoring a hat trick and Danny Cipriani totalling 33 points from two tries, 10 conversions and a penalty. 
Marland Yarde, Ed Slater, Jack Clifford, Henry Slade and Josh Beaumont also touched down.
Head coach Robbie Deans made 11 changes to the Barbarians line-up that had won 22-21 at Thomond Park with Northampton Saints lock Samu Manoa a late addition to the squad.
There were encouraging signs early on after Yarde opened the scoring with Waldrom and Tomas Cubelli breaking and Thorn following up to score.
Cipriani then edged England 10-5 ahead and when Waldrom was yellow carded they struck three times in 10 minutes through Slater, Clifford and Wade to open up a 31-5 lead with a second Wade score and Cipriani’s first making it 45-5 at the break.
Although Slade scored immediately after the interval, the Barbarians controlled the third quarter of the game with Waldrom scoring after George Smith flipped the ball away from the base of a ruck with fly half Tusi Pisi converting.
England extended their lead on the hour when Josh Beaumont - son of Grand Slam winning England captain Bill - cantered over on the right.
They scored twice more against 14 men in the last five minutes too, with Thorn off the field, through Wade and Cipriani, to leave Stuart Lancaster with some more food for thought as he finalises England’s World Cup squad.
The Barbarians will be back, though, before the tournament kicks off in the first game of rugby at the former Olympic Stadium in London when they take on Samoa on August 29.

England: Mathew Tait (Shane Geraghty, 55); Christian Wade, Elliot Daly, Henry Slade, Marland Yarde (Alex Lewington, 61); Danny Cipriani, Lee Dickson (capt; Will Chudley, 64); Matt Mullan (Alex Waller, 48), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Tommy Taylor, 48), Kieran Brookes (Gareth Denman, 61), Ed Slater (Jon Fisher, 55), Joe Launchbury (James Gaskell, 48), David Wilson, Jack Clifford, Josh Beaumont.

Replacements: Shane Geraghty for Tait 55, Alex Lewington for Yarde 61, Will Chudley for Dickson 64, Alex Waller for Mullan 48, Tommy Taylor for Cowan-Dickie 48, Gareth Denman for Brookes 61, Jonathan Fisher for Slater 55, James Gaskell for Launchbury 48.

Scorers: Tries: Wade 3, Yarde, Slater, Clifford, Cipriani 2, Slade, Beaumont. Conversions: Cipriani 10. Pen Cipriani.

Barbarians: Gio Aplon (Grenoble & South Africa); David Smith (Toulon), Joe Rokocoko (Bayonne & New Zealand), Wynand Olivier (Montpellier & South Africa), Ugo Monye (Harlequins & England); Tusi Pisi (Suntory Sungoliath & Samoa), Tomas Cubelli (Belgrano Ath & Argentina); Saimone Taumoepeau (Castres & New Zealand), David Ward (Harlequins), Matias Diaz (Pampas & Argentina), Samu Manoa (Northampton Saints and USA), Brad Thorn (Leicester Tigers & New Zealand, Captain), George Whitelock (Panasonic Wild Knights & New Zealand), George Smith (Lyon & Australia), Thomas Waldrom (Exeter Chiefs & England).

Replacements: Deon Fourie (Lyon) for Ward 41, Roberto Tejerizo (Tucuman & Argentina) for Taumoepeau 41, Adam Jones (Cardiff Blues & Wales) for Diaz 41, Pablo Matera (Pampas & Argentina) for Whitelock 41, Yoshi Fujita (Panasonic Wild Knights & Japan) for Aplon 43, Ruan Pienaar (Ulster & South Africa) for Cubelli 73, Stephen Brett (Lyon) for Olivier 53. Not used: Nathan Hines (Sale Sharks & Scotland).

Scorers: Tries: Thorn, Waldrom. Conversion: Pisi.

Yellow cards: Waldrom 20, Thorn 71.

Referee: George Clancy (Ireland).