4 Dec 2008

Wallabies beat Barbarians

11:28 am on 4 December 2008

Australia have ended their rugby tour of Europe with an 18-11 victory over the Barbarians at Wembley.

Australia scored 2 tries to 1 with New Zealander Jerry Collins touching down for the invitational side.

The Barbarians had a chance of going in front in the second half, but South African first five Francois Steyn missed a conversion and a penalty and drop goal attempt.

It was a costly match for the Wallabies with prop Matt Dunning snapping his Achilles tendon and Sekope Kepu tearing a pectoral muscle.

The match marked a 100 years since Australia won the rugby gold medal at the 1908 London Olympics.

5 New Zealanders, Richie McCaw, Collins, Rico Gear, Joe Rokocoko and Chris jack played for the Barbarians.