Rugby: Bede’s Alumnus Joins England for Barbarians Contest


Bede's alumnus and ex-Head Boy Rob Buchanan represented England last weekend in the international England v Barbarians fixture at Twickenham.

The match saw an inexperienced England XV losing 29-39, with Hosea Gear's two tries sealing victory for the Barbarians.

The match was far from a steamrolling however, with tries from Dave Ewers and Charlie Sharples' seeing England lead 18-14 at the break. The Barbarians took control soon after however, with Mamuka Gorgodze putting the invitational side ahead.

England responded a try from Henry Slade, but Gear's double put the Barbarians clear out in front.

Rob, who continues to play for Harlequins, now looks ahead to the England tour of New Zealand which will continue throughout June.

Tom Elwell

Head of Rugby