Pucciariello Plays His Part
1st December 2007 By Munster Rugby
Federico Pucciariello played a particularly prominent role in Twickenham on Saturday wearing the black and white hooped colours of the Barbarians.
Pucciariello had a busy afternoon and was on hand to deliver the scoring pass to Martyn Williams that saw the Barbarians take a 15-5 lead into half-time.
In the second half the famous invitational side added a try and the world champions, with only five World Cup final starters in their line-up failed to add to their tally.
Barbarians: J Robinson (England; P Grant (SA), 67 min); J Rokocoko (NZ), C Smith (NZ; T Shanklin (Wales), 57 min), M Nonu (NZ), I Neivua (Fiji; B Cohen (unattached), 62 min); M Giteau (Australia), J Marshall (NZ); F Pucciarello (Italy), M Regan (capt, England; S Brits (Stormers), 50 min), S Ma’afu (ACT; J Moller (Stormers), 50 min), B Cockbain (Wales; T Flavell (NZ), 50 min), J Harrison (Australia; M Owen (Wales), 62 min), R Elsom (Australia), J Collins (NZ), M Williams (Wales)
South Africa: R Pienaar (Sharks); A Ndungane (Bulls; W Julies (Bulls), 70 min), J Fourie (Lions), F Steyn (Sharks), B Habana (Bulls); A Pretorius (Lions; W Olivier (Bulls), 32 min), R Januarie (Stormers; C Jantjes (Stormers), 43 min); CJ van der Linde (Cheetahs; J du Plessis 75 min), B du Plessis (Sharks; T Liebenberg (Stormers), 70 min), J du Plessis (Cheetahs; H can der Merwe (Lions), 43 min), J Muller (capt, Sharks), J Ackermann (Sharks; A van den Berg (Sharks), 53 min), B Pieterse (Cheetahs; H Lobberts (Bulls), 65 min), R Kankowski (Sharks), J Smith (Cheetahs)