England No8 goes rogue with Carlos Spencer-inspired trick v Barbarians
By Rugby Onslaught

England No8 goes rogue with Carlos Spencer-inspired trick v Barbarians

It was just a good old fashioned ‘No8 stands at first receiver from a maul, turns his back to the defence and produces an overhead kick’ move on Thursday night as Harlequins hosted the Barbarians, nothing special.

That move might sound crazy, but in a 73-28 win for Quins at the Stoop, where locks were assisting tries with grubber kicks, props were scoring tries and taking conversions, that little kick from Quins’ captain on the night Alex Dombrandt seems fairly tame.

Unfortunately for the England No8, the kick didn’t really go to plan either as the Baa Baas were able to launch a counterattack from it. Then again, when you’re leading 61-28, there is no better time or place to try out that move. However, it might be shelved when he finds himself back in the England camp.

Take a look:

Harlequins Starting XV
1. Fin Baxter
2. George Head
3. Wilco Louw
4. George Hammond
5. Irne Herbst
6. Jack Kenningham
7. Will Evans
8. Alex Dombrandt – Captain
9. Danny Care
10. Will Edwards
11. Josh Bassett
12. Lennox Anyanwu
13. Joe Marchant
14. Oscar Beard
15. Ross Chisholm

Impact Players
16. Jack Walker
17. Joe Marler
18. Simon Kerrod
19. Dino Lamb
20. Archie White
21. Jack Stafford
22. Hayden Hyde
23. Cassius Cleaves

Barbarian FC XV
1. Murray McCallum (Worcester*, Scotland)
2. Stuart McInally (Edinburgh, Scotland)
3. John Ryan (Munster, Ireland)
4. Scott Scrafton (Benetton)
5. Kiran McDonald (Munster)
6. Elliott Stooke (Wasps*, England Saxons)
7. Olly Robinson (Cardiff Blues)
8. Abraham Papali’i (CA Brive)
9. Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
10. Damian McKenzie (Chiefs, New Zealand)
11. Ignacio Mendy (Benetton, Argentina)
12. Luther Burrell (Newcastle Falcons*, England)
13. Levi Aumua (Moana Pasifika, All Blacks XV)
14. AJ Lam (Blues, All Blacks XV)
15. Mike Brown (Newcastle Falcons*, England) CAPTAIN

16. Gabriel Oghre (Wasps*)
17. Hayden Thompson-Stringer (CA Brive)
18. Kieran Brookes (Toulon, England)
19. Graham Kitchener (Worcester*)
20. Iacopo Bianchi (Zebre, Italy A)
21. Gareth Simpson (Worcester*)
22. Rhyno Smith (Benetton)
23. Tom Daly (Connacht)
24. Cathal Forde (Connacht)
25. Jacopo Trulla (Zebre, Italy)
26. Marland Yarde (Sale Sharks*, England)

*denotes last club played for