Barewa make up the bulk of the North Nigeria representative team who travel to Lagos. 

The North squad, selected at the Probables v Possibles trial in Kaduna the week previously, travelled south with a large contingent of Barewa players.

The annual series of N v S matches gives players an opportunity to experience representative rugby, and hopefully, a chance to catch the selectors eye and gain a spot in the Nigeria national squad. So, much is at stake.

The squad was as follows:

 

NAME                                              CLUB

ABDUL ABDULLAH                          BAREWA

JULIEN NDOUBANON                      BAREWA

USTAZ                                              BAREWA

ALEX                                                 BAREWA

NURA                                                BAREWA

SHAMSU ALIYU                               BAREWA

IBRAHIM SURAJU                            BAREWA

YARO                                                 ZARIA

HASSAN MOHAMMED                        BAREWA

NUHU IBRAHIM                                  BAREWA

SADDAM                                             ZARIA

EMME ANYIM                                      BAREWA

JOSHUA EFFIONG                              BAREWA

HASSAN ZANNA                                 BAREWA

BASHIR USMAN                                  BAREWA

AUWAL                                               ZARIA

MANSUR                                             ZARIA

UMAR D’BAU                                      BAREWA

 

 

 The North prepare to leave their hotel in Lagos enroute National Stadium, Surulere.

The North prepare to leave their hotel in Lagos enroute National Stadium, Surulere.

The North came with a gameplan based on territory via a kicking game and were expertly marshalled by Nuhu Ibrahim at fly-half and Hassan Mohammed at scrum-half. The match was only the second senior match ever for Hassan, but his crisp service and 50m box kicks pinned the South in their 22 for long periods of the game. Eventually the pressure told when a well-worked backs move resulted in full-back Bashir Usman powering over the line.

Final Score: South 6 - 15 North. 

 The victorious North squad.

The victorious North squad.

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