Bismarck Du Plessis scores twice as Barbarians beat Fiji at Twickenham
Last Updated: 30/11/13 5:43pm
Bismarck Du Plessis led a bullish Barbarian blitz as he bagged two first-half tries as they defeated Fiji 43-19 at Twickenham.
The Barbarians racked up seven tries in all during a one-sided autumn international encounter in London, with South African hooker even having one score chalked off, ruled held up over the line.
He still managed to touch down twice though, as did Jean De Villiers, while Tom Taylor, Charles Piutau and Duane Vermeulen also scored tries in the rout.
Barbarians front-rower Du Plessis responded to that disallowed try as he quickly finished a potent rolling maul to claim his second score, after an earlier tight finish.
Back-rower Duane Vermeulen then scooped a loose ball after a Fiji knock on to score
Fiji claimed a first-half score from outside centre Asaeli Tikoirotuma but could never match the invitational team's power and pace.
The Fijians were forced to celebrate their centenary without a host of top players from French and British clubs, and that left the Pacific Islanders frustratingly undercooked.
The Barbarians, coached by All Blacks boss Steve Hansen, led 17-7 at the interval, and quickly improved their advantage after the restart.
New Zealand wing Charles Piutau produced a smart sidestep to race in, with captain Jean de Villiers following suit shortly afterwards.
New Zealander Tom Taylor added another Barbarians score, before scrum-half Henry Seniloli claimed Fiji's second try.
And Barbarians skipper De Villiers bagged his second try as time played out.
Wing Alexander Rokobaro raced in at the death for Fiji though, after a good midfield break from Seniloli.