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Jonah Lomu
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A global star in his own right after his exploits in Rugby World Cup 1995, Jonah Lomu accepted invitations to play for the Barbarians on the three summer tours between 2000 and 2002. 

A global star in his own right after his exploits in Rugby World Cup 1995, Jonah Lomu accepted invitations to play for the Barbarians on the three summer tours between 2000 and 2002. His five tries in four appearances included four in one match against Scotland at Murrayfield in 2001 when he was in particularly devastating form. Afflicted by k...
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John Pullin
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John Vivian Pullin was born in Aust, Gloucestershire, on 1 November 1941 and educated at Thornbury Grammar School. After graduating at Cirencester Agricultural College he became a farmer in his home town. A hooker of world-class, he played 296 games over 17 seasons for Bristol and led England in 13 of his 42 internationals between 1966 and 1976. He toured with the British Isles to South Africa in 1968 and Australasia in 1971, playing in 27 games, including seven tests. At one stage he was, with Ireland's K W Kennedy [q.v.], the world's most capped hooker. A popular Barbarian, John Pullin played 19 times for the Club, toured South Africa in 1969 and south Wales on four Easter tours, and was captain against Newport in 1970 and Leicester in 1974. He also served on the Club committee from 1981 to 1985.

John Vivian Pullin was born in Aust, Gloucestershire, on 1 November 1941 and educated at Thornbury Grammar School. After graduating at Cirencester Agricultural College he became a farmer in his home town. A hooker of world-class, he played 296 games over 17 seasons for Bristol and led England in 13 of his 42 internationals between 1966 and 1976. He...
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Bryan Habana
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Bryan Gary Habana is one of the most prolific try-scorers in international rugby after a glittering career which saw him touch down 67 times in 124 Tests for South Africa. He is second on the all-time list behind Japan’s Daisuke Ohata (69). Only Victor Matfield (127) has won more caps the Springboks. Originally a scrum-half, Habana found fame as a world-class wing for the Golden Lions, Blue Bulls, Western Province, the Stormers and Toulon. He first played for South Africa in 2004 and in 2007 was the top try scorer in the Rugby World Cup with eight tries in the tournament won by the Springboks. In the same year he was voted the International Rugby Board's world player of the year. He appeared in the 2011 and 2015 tournaments before retiring from international rugby in 2016. By then he was established at Toulon where he won the Top 14 title in 2014 and back-to-back European Cups in 2014 and 2015. He retired from competitive rugby at the end of the 2017-18 season. His try-scoring exploits extended to the Barbarians, and he claimed a hat-trick in their victory over New Zealand at Twickenham in 2009. He also appeared for the club twice against Australia in 2008 and 2011 and against the club for South Africa in 2008.

Bryan Gary Habana is one of the most prolific try-scorers in international rugby after a glittering career which saw him touch down 67 times in 124 Tests for South Africa. He is second on the all-time list behind Japan’s Daisuke Ohata (69). Only Victor Matfield (127) has won more caps the Springboks. Originally a scrum-half, Habana found fame...
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ROLL OF HONOUR

The Barbarians' roll of honour reads like a who's who in the history of rugby, featuring famous names like Edwards, Campese and Lomu. More recently the likes of Matt Giteau, Richie McCaw, Bryan Habana and Victor Matfied have shone in the Baa'Baas' shirt.

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