THE Queensland Outback Barbarians have beaten Atlanta's Old White 48-28 in the second game of the 2014 US tour.
The big win follows on from the tour's opening match against New Orleans which the tourists lost 34-17.
Hooker Alistair Costello, Charters Towers, opened the scoring against Old White in the second minute from a push over try under the posts.
Five minutes later halfback Dominic O'Connor, Goondiwindi, created an opening which allowed fly half Phil Derksen, Moranbah, to step through and score beside the posts.
The forwards continue to dominate and six minutes later second rower Sam Tweedy, Goondiwindi, crashed over.
Derksen again converted to take the score to 21-0.
However, the Old White delivered on an extremely slick backline movements to score twice under the posts to bring the score back to 21-14.
Nine minutes from halftime Brendan McKeown, Bundaberg, beat some determined cover defence to cross in the corner to push the score to 26-14.
Just on halftime Hayden Reid, Clermont, ran in for a try in the corner bringing the score to 31-14.
Old White came our strong after the break through its well drilled backline scoring two quick tries under the posts to take the game to 31-28.
The Old White resurgence clearly rattled the Outback Barbarians who looked disorganised and struggling to control the power of the forwards or the sheer speed of the outside backs.
The Old White comeback was short lived. The visitors recovered their composure and scored three tries in quick succession with Tweedy, Derksen and Jeff Searle, Burdekin, crossing the line.
Outback Barbarians manager Geoff Barton said despite periodic lapses in concentration the players were developing combinations.
"It was great to see how much the players have come together as a team and play under a referee who well understood the laws of the game," Barton said.
Malaki Foaogali-Latu, Mt Isa, was selected as man of the match by the Old White team. Other standout players included Matt Langmack, Gold Coast, Mick Jamieson, Goondiwindi, George Skuthorpe, Longreach, Joe Frey, Goondiwindi, and Cameron Todeschino, Burdekin.
The Outback Barbarians next take on a South US representative team in Charleston, South Carolina.