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In pictures: Ireland sign off before New Zealand trip with defeat in Gloucester

In the wake of Sunday’s narrow defeat to the Ospreys in the RaboDirect PRO12 final last Sunday, Ireland lined out without the Leinster contingent.

DECLAN KIDNEY’S SIDE warmed up for their forthcoming tour of New Zealand with a 29-28 defeat at the hands of the Barbarians at Kingsholm last night.

In the wake of Sunday’s narrow defeat to the Ospreys in the RaboDirect PRO12 final last Sunday, Ireland lined out without the Leinster contingent.

Retiring Munster second row Mick O’Driscoll led the invitational side against many familiar faces. Here’s some of the best images from the night:

In pictures: Ireland sign off before New Zealand trip with defeat in Gloucester
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  • Barbarians vs Ireland XV

  • Barbarians vs Ireland XV

  • Barbarians vs Ireland XV

  • Barbarians vs Ireland XV

  • Barbarians vs Ireland XV

  • Barbarians vs Ireland XV

  • Barbarians vs Ireland XV

  • Barbarians vs Ireland XV

  • Barbarians vs Ireland XV

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