Posts Tagged "Barbarians"
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers is one of nine Springboks included in a 23-man Barbarians squad to face Fiji at Twickenham.
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Last weekend saw the British and Irish Lions kick off their Australian tour with a 59 to 8 victory over the Baa-Baa’s in Hong Kong. The game was essentially an exhibition game between two artificial sides, yet over 28,000 people paid good money to watch them run around.
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The 2013 British and Irish Lions team are ready to set foot on Australian soil for the first time since 2001, but first they take on the Barbarians in Hong Kong. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 9.30pm AEST.
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Englishman Owen Farrell will get first crack at earning the British and Irish Lions’ playmaker role against the Wallabies when their six-week tour kicks off on Saturday night.
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Barbarians coach Dai Young named Italy No.8 Sergio Parisse as captain on Wednesday to lead a strong Barbarians line-up against the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong.
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Stuart Lancaster may have unearthed a few sparkling young diamonds in the Twickenham turf as his new boys shone brightly during England’s 40-12 demolition of the Barbarians on Sunday.
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Former All Blacks wing Joe Rokocoko has been included in the Barbarians side to play England and the British and Irish Lions.
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Danny Cipriani may be eyeing the England No.10 jersey but he’s no certainty to even play five-eighth for the Melbourne Rebels.
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It wasn’t a perfect 10 out of 10 performance by James O’Connor in the Wallabies’ (60) monstering of the Barbarians (11) at Twickenham. More like an 8 out of 10.
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Even watching the Wallabies – Barbarians clash from over sixteen thousand kilometres away, you could feel the immense sense of relief from the majority of the fifty thousand strong crowd at Twickenham after referee Romain Poite blew his whistle for full time.
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Genuine concern for Berrick Barnes’ rugby future after another head injury in the Wallabies’ record 60-11 romp over the Barbarians at Twickenham overnight.
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James O’Connor piloted Australia to a record 60-11 victory over a disappointing Barbarians outfit at Twickenham in the national team’s first match since the Rugby World Cup.
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Tonight the Wallabies will take on the Barbarians at Twickenham. Join us at 1.30am AEDT here for live scores, updates and minute by minute commentary.
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Uncapped backrower Dave Dennis has been elevated to Australia’s starting lineup for Saturday’s clash against the Barbarians following the withdrawal of No.8 Ben McCalman.
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One month on from their meek surrender at Eden Park, the Wallabies’ Spring Tour begins tonight and for the first time under Robbie Deans, the Australians have a genuine opportunity for regeneration.
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With the Wallabies playing the Barbarians early Sunday Morning, you might be wondering about some of the traditions and heritage of the Baa-Baas.
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I flagged crack openside flanker David Pocock as a Wallaby captain-in-waiting from the first time I saw him play, and he gets his chance to lead the Australians against the Barbarians on Sunday morning.
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Former South Africa lock Victor Matfield will captain a Barbarians team containing 10 different nationalities and more than a thousand test caps for Saturday’s international against Australia at Twickenham.
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James O’Connor is firming as Australia’s five-eighth for Saturday’s clash with the Barbarians at Twickenham after training in the position in west London on Tuesday.
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Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has warned of the difficulties of switching to rugby union before Sam Tomkins’ history-making appearance for the Barbarians on Saturday at Twickenham.
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