England coach Clive Woodward, unable to select players appearingin Saturday's play-off matches or those chosen for the tour party to NewZealand and Australia, which departs Wednesday, saw very few of the new boysmake a convincing claim for Test honours.
The Barbarians, badly needing a victory after a 42-0 midweekdefeat by Wales in Bristol left some questioning their value in theprofessional era, outscored England four tries to nil.
Veteran England prop Leonard, the world's most-capped player with114 Test appearances, got the ball rolling and he was followed over by Irelandwing Horgan, All Black wing Bruce Reihana, South Africa back-rowBobby Skinstad and Ireland lock O'Kelly, who was particularly prominent throughout.
Fly-half David Humphreys, landedtwo conversions and a penalty.
All a lacklustre England could manage in reply was four penaltiesfrom Newcastle outside-half Dave Walder.
In front of a near-capacity crowd of over 70,000, Leonard got thematch off to a storybook start. There were just three minutes gone when Harlequins forward Leonardrumbled over following former All Black scrum-half Mark Robinson's break.
Then a dreadful mix-up gifted the Barbarians a second try. Irelandcaptain Brian O'Driscoll punted the ball downfield and into the Englandin-goal area.
Walder kicked two penalties but England lacked ideas against astar-studded line-up. The Barbarians, then scored a third try with a smart move. Horgan burst down the left wing and the ball was recycled toHumphreys whose cute inside pass to Reihana in the 25th minute left the Englanddefence totally flat-footed.
Walder landed two more penalties before the break before Humphreyskicked one of his own.
At half-time the Barbarians were 20-12 ahead, a flatteringscoreline for England. But in a second period made tricky by increasingly heavyrain, the Barbarians ensured the points total gave a truer picture of thematch.
Even when replacement Skinstad was sent to the sin-bin shortlyafter taking the field, for killing the ball, England failed to capitalise ontheir man advantage. Instead Skinstad returned to score the Barbarians' fourth try whenhe intercepted Walder's telegraphed pass and waltzed in under the poststo give Humphreys the simplest of conversions.
Leonard, replaced in the 67th minute, walked off to a standingovation from the crowd, Woodward included. And there was still time for one more score when O'Kelly came offthe back of a maul and dived over.
AFP - 2004.