BEECROFT Rugby Club were defeated by New Zealand Barbarians in a cliffhanger for the inaugural Under 85s Trans-Tasman Challenge.

The large crowd at Headon Park were treated to a display of Rugby at its best.

Beecroft, a suburban rugby newcomer, were expected to provide the New Zealand team with little more than a canter in the park.

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