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Successful Zimbabwe Tour for Barbarian Sam

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Sam Higgins, an 18 year old Sixth Form student at Bolton School, was "Back of the Tournament" on the successful Easter tour to Zimbabwe with the Combined English and Scottish Independent Schools' Barbarians (ISB).

The standout game of the four match tour was against the national Zimbabwe U19s team at St John's in Harare, which the Barbarians won 21-14.  It was the first British rugby tour of Zimbabwe for over 10 years and the boys were warmly received.

Sam scored a try in the close encounter with the Harare Lions, which saw the ISB narrowly lose out 22-23 and Sam scored a further two tries in their 39-30 victory against Goshawks.  The Barbarians also beat Lomagundi College by 38-17.

The boys also found some time to help out in the local community and provided a coaching session at the Mbare Academy for 5-12 year olds.

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Sam bursts through against the Harare Lions

Sam bursts through against the Harare Lions

The Barbarians meet the Zimbabwe U19s National team

The Barbarians meet the Zimbabwe U19s National team

The Independent Schools Barbarians led a coaching session at the Mbare Academy

The Independent Schools Barbarians led a coaching session at the Mbare Academy