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Billy Ocean's son thrilled with All Blacks encounter
ESPN Staff
July 27, 2014
Anthony Bayne-Charles passes the ball, Barbados v New Zealand, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Ibrox Stadium, July 26, 2014
Anthony Bayne-Charles at the Commonwealth Games © Getty Images

The going got really tough for Barbados' rugby sevens side at the Commonwealth Games, so much so they had to to call on the son of 1980s singing star Billy Ocean.

Anthony Bayne-Charles came on as a second-half substitute against the All Blacks as the Barbados side, replacements for Nigeria who pulled out, were thumped in their three games, losing 59-0 to New Zealand, 56-0 to Scotland and 68-5 to Canada.

Bayne-Charles said he loved the experience despite the results. "It pumps you up man. It's a bit like noise in your car. It's bizarre. You are scrolling and looking at them on the internet and following them on Twitter feeds. Then all of a sudden you are playing against them. It's an experience man. I relished it."

"My dad is on tour at the moment so he couldn't come to Ibrox but it was great for me to run out in front of more than 40,000 rugby fans. At times like this you have to just take your chance and do your best.

"I am musical and studied music at university but rugby is my passion; I have been playing since I was seven. I am musical like my dad and when I retire I might do more of it but I am playing rugby at the moment and loving it."

Bayne-Charles has lived much of his life in England but is eligible to play for Barbados because his mother, Judy, was born there.

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