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Jonny May shines as Barbarians beat Fiji at Twickenham

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Jonny May - PA

Former England wing Jonny May claimed two tries as the Barbarians beat Fiji 45-32 in a thrilling Killik Cup clash at Twickenham.

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May touched down either side of scores from team-mates Lachlan Boshier and Chay Fihaki in a first half which finished level at 17-17, before registering his second 10 minutes after the restart.

New Zealand international Leicester Fainga’anuku and flanker Boshier also crossed twice for a team captained by All Blacks great Sam Whitelock, while Zach Mercer’s try sealed victory late on.

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Robbie Deans and co after the win – PA

May was joined in the Baa-baas side by the likes of Danny Care, Kyle Sinckler, David Ribbans, Ben Youngs and Jonathan Joseph, plus France pair Gael Fickou and Cameron Woki.

The star-studded selection was pushed hard by Fiji, with Epeli Momo claiming a hat-trick of tries and Kemueli Valentini contributing 10 points, including adding the extras to his own second-half score.

Fly-half Caleb Muntz kicked the Flying Fijians other seven points, while Barbarians full-back Fihaki landed four of his five conversion attempts before Japan hooker Shota Horie slotted the final two points of an entertaining contest.

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Utiku Old Boy 28 days ago

A fun game to watch celebrating running rugby. Both sides were up for it and the officials did not overplay their role. Fiji is developing nicely but their limited preparation - arriving long distance two days before the game was less than ideal. They have stars, skills and intent across the team. For the BaBaas, it was a good send-off for Whitelock and Horie, and from an AB perspective, Fainga’anuku and Boshier showed what they will still miss, Holland showed glimpses of his ability in his brief cameo and Burke showed some classy touches that should open doors for him in his next chapter. Impressed with Fickou and Fihaki in the backs as well as Mercer at 8.

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