30 May 2012

Baabaas beat Ireland

12:31 pm on 30 May 2012

The Irish rugby team has warmed up for their tour of New Zealand with a 29-28 loss to the Barbarians in Gloucester.

The Irish were without Leinster players who were resting after the Celtic League final at the weekend.

John Afoa, Aled de Malmanche, Neemia Tialata, Stephen Donald and Isa Nacewa were in the Barbarians team.

The Irish arrive in New Zealand this weekend and play the All Blacks at Eden Park on June 9th.