2011 Barbarians middleweight report/results

Played on 24/09/2011 in Paeroa
Auckland U85s 55
 Tries: Colin Faulkner 3, Joel Murphy 2, Jono Willis, Brendon Lambert, Scott Thomson, Kieran Eddy; Cons: Thomson (3), Robert Dunne (2)
Thames Valley 7

Played on 17/09/2011 at Shadbolt Park, Auckland
Auckland U85s 32
 Tries: Jono Willis, Steve Kitchener, Joel Murphy, Daniel Harris, Loren May; Cons: Scott Thomson (2); Pen: Thomson
North Harbour U85s 18 Tries: Shaun Mortenson, Albertus Engelbrecht; Con: Daniel Wallis; Pens: Shaun McCann (2); Halftime: 10-10


Barbarians Cup points for 2011 tournament:
Auckland: Record (3-0); points for 146, against 43; bonus points 3; total points 15
North Harbour (2-1); points for 77, against 70; bonus 2; total points 10
Waikato (0-2); points for 34; against 66; total points 0
Thames Valley (0-2); points for 29; against 89; total points 0

05/03/2011 at Ardmore Marist RFC, Counties Manukau
Barbarians middleweight XV 25-6 U85kg Development XV

Tries: Daniel Hainsworth, Bronson Rameka, Johnny Kaisuva Daunivuka, Chris Aim: Con: Scott Thomson; Pen: Thomson

12/03/2011 at Thames Rugby Club, Thames
Barbarians middleweight XV 33-14 Thames Valley Development

Tries: Brendan Lambert (2), Steve Kitchener, Albertus Engelbrecht, Josh van der Valk; Cons: Scott Thomson (4)

19/03/2011 at College Rifles Park, Auckland
Barbarians middleweight XV 48-14 U85kg Development

Tries: Daniel Hainsworth, Steve Kitchener, Aaron Westbrook, Albertus Engelbrecht, Ben Stephenson, Mark Shaw, James Valentine; Cons: Scott Thomson (3), Ben Steele (2); Pen: Steele

25/03/2011 at Te Whaea artificial turf, Newtown
Barbarians middleweight XV 62-0 OB University U85kg

Tries: Mark Shaw (2), Ryan Lee (2), Joe Kingstone, Brendan Lambert, James Valentine, Bronson Rameka, Scott Thomson, Johnny Kaisuva Daunivuka; Cons: Thomson (4); Ben Steele (2)

Total tries: 26
Points for 168, against 34
Most tries: Lock Brendan Lambert 3
Most points: Scott Thomson 32

Just in closing, I would like to thank the NZ Barbarian Rugby Football Club for getting behind the middleweight team in its third year. When speaking to players over the years and how they felt putting on the famous red jersey for the first time, they all said they grew an extra two feet and the honour that goes with it, the history, famous names, and their confidence has reached a new level for the future. The Barbarians gave them all an opportunity. Thank you for that.

Deano Allnutt
NZ Barbarians middleweight rugby team