Stuart Lancaster praises young England after easy win over Barbarians
Last Updated: 27/05/13 6:22am
Billy Twelvetrees crashes over for England's fifth try
Stuart Lancaster was "delighted" with England's performance in their 40-12 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham.
A young England team ran in five tries, four of them in the second half as they prepare for the forthcoming tour of South America.
Freddie Burns, Marland Yarde, Kyle Eastmond, Christian Wade and Billy Twelvetrees scored in a one-sided non-cap contest, Schalk Brits and Elliot Daly replying late on.
The Barbarians scored a couple of late tries but Lancaster pronounced himself well satisfied.
"I'm delighted with the win," said Lancaster. "I was pleased with the accuracy we showed against a pretty competitive Barbarians team .
"I felt at 16-0 up that we controlled the first half and I knew if we upped the tempo in the second half we could run away with it, which we did.
"Our big ball carriers did what they should and the defence was disciplined, it gives us a good foundation to build on.
"I was disappointed to concede at the end but overall it was a good win."
Lancaster picked out debutant Yarde, Christian Wade and Gloucester's Freddie Burns for particular praise.
But he also made a point of mentioning Wasps full-back Daly, who scored the Barbarians' second try.
Lancaster said Daly was "unlucky" not to make the tour squad but "definitely" has a future with the national side.
"Elliot was next on the list for the tour," said Lancaster. "I was pleased to see him join up with the Barbarians and delighted that he was one of the players that scored against us."