Sir Clive Woodward's developmental England side fell to a 32-12 defeat in their annual match against the Barbarians at Twickenham.
Former England prop Jason Leonard led the way with a try as an inexperienced English side were comprehensively beaten.
Only Mark Regan remained of the squad which lifted the Webb Ellis Trophy last November as Woodward found his options reduced by the Premiership finals and the forthcoming southern hemisphere tour.
Facing a Barbarians side which numbered 688 caps in its starting line-up, England found themselves outclassed by their opponents' invention and superiority in the forward exchanges.
They showed a marked improvement in the third quarter when they finally began to create gaps but only the kicking of Dave Walder kept them in touch with the Newcastle fly-half booting four penalties.
The Barbarians scored two tries in the opening 10 minutes through England World Cup winner Leonard and Ireland's Shane Horgan.
Leonard's try was particularly well received by the near sell-out crowd with the Test centurion and man of the match making his Twickenham farewell against the team he had served with such distinction for over a decade.
The Harlequins prop - who has finished his career as the world's most capped player - received an almighty cheer when he took to the pitch a minute before his team-mates and was given a standing ovation on his exit.
Bruce Reihana, Bobby Skinstad and Malcolm O'Kelly of Ireland completed the Barbarians' try count.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.