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Barbarians down second-string Ireland

05/06/2010 08:24:34 AM Comments (0)

The Barbarians withstood a comeback from a second-string Ireland team on Friday to win 29-23 after scoring three tries to two.

Wallabies legend George Smith, Xavier Rush and Cedric Heymans touched down for the all-star team at Thomond Park, with Butch James kicking 11 points and Jean-Baptiste Elissalde adding a penalty goal.

Trailing 21-3, Ireland hit back with tries to Niall Ronan and Tony Buckley either side of halftime.

Ronan O'Gara added 13 points.

It was also the final professional game for former Ireland lock Malcolm O'Kelly, who played for the Barbarians.

Ireland play a Test at New Zealand on June 12 in New Plymouth before taking on Australia in Brisbane on June 26.

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