- England - Tries: Earle, Isiekwe, Care Cons: Ford 2 Pens: Ford 3
- Barbarians - Tries: Ashley-Cooper Cons: Madigan Pens:
England defeated the Barbarians 28-14 at Twickenham Stadium to win the Old Mutual Wealth Cup.
Eddie Jones' side led 13-0 at the break with Nathan Earle scoring his first try for England while George Ford sent over a conversion and two penalties.
The Barbarians came firing back after the break with Adam Ashley-Cooper crossing and Ian Madigan converting, however a further Ford penalty as well as Nick Isiekwe's converted try stretched the advantage
Joe Tekori scored a late try which Madigan converted but Danny Care's last-minute try sealed victory.
A debut try
Barbarians showed plenty of endeavour in an open first half with Timoci Nagusa in particular causing havoc, however, they were denied by a combination of brave defence and rustiness.
England took to the field with eight uncapped players and it was one of them who crossed for England’s first try after an opening 15 minutes that was largely dominated by the Barbarians.
Jones' side sprang into life and after recycling the ball to the right wing Sam James cut through Barbarians defence before passing inside to Saracens wing Earle who gratefully dotted down.
Ford added the extras and a further two penalties before the break but it was the invitational side that came flying out of the blocks in the second half.
In good Nick
Alex Goode found space down the left wing and released Ashley-Cooper to go over in the corner. which Madigan converted.
Ford stretched England's advantage to nine points before Mikheil Nariashvili was sin binned for 10 minutes.
England looked to have made the game safe with 13 minutes remaining, Saracens lock Isiekwe on the end of some fine handling with Ford's conversion stretching the lead to 16 points.
However, the Barbarians were not to be denied with Tekori powering over which Madigan converted.
It was England who had the final say of the match though, Care on the end of a decent team move, running a support line before Ford put him in.
England will next travel to Argentina for a two-match Tour with several uncapped players making up the squad as Jones looks to add further strength to the wider squad.
England: Mike Brown (Harlequins, 60 caps), Nathan Earle (Saracens, uncapped), Sam James (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Alex Lozowski (Saracens, uncapped), Jonny May (Gloucester, 25 caps), George Ford (Bath, 35 caps), Danny Care (Harlequins, 71 caps), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), Jack Singleton (Worcester Warriors, uncapped). Will Collier (Harlequins, uncapped), Charlie Ewels (Bath, 3 caps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, uncapped), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 55 caps), Sam Underhill (Bath, uncapped), Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks, uncapped).
Replacements: George McGuigan (Leicester Tigers, uncapped), Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Jamal Ford-Robinson (Bristol, uncapped), Tom Ellis (Bath, uncapped), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 27 caps), Mike Haley (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
Barbarians: 15 Alex Goode (Saracens & England) 21 caps, 14 Timoci Nagusa (Montpellier & Fiji) 24, 13 Yann David (Toulouse & France) 4, 12 Frans Steyn (Montpellier & South Africa) 53, 11 Adam Ashley-Cooper (Bordeaux-Begles & Australia) 116, 10 Ian Madigan (Bordeaux-Begles & Ireland) 30, 9 Kahn Fotuali’i (Bath Rugby & Samoa) 31, 1 Mikheil Nariashvili (Montpellier & Georgia) 41, 2 Richard Hibbard (Gloucester & Wales) 41, 3 Census Johnston (Toulouse & Samoa) 59, 4 Patricio Albacete (Toulouse & Argentina) 57, 5 Jeremy Thrush (Gloucester & New Zealand)12, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse & France, captain) 80, 7 Steffon Armitage (Pau & England) 5, 8 Facundo Isa (Lyon & Argentina) 25.
16 Schalk Brits, 17 Chris King, 18 WP Nel, 19 Joe Tekori, 20 Gillian Galan, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Robbie Fruean, 23 Horacio Agulla.