This wasn't in the weather forecast!
. . . a concept that just cries out to be celebrated!
David Flatman, Sport Magazine
When you are tired of the Barbarians, you are tired of life.
Robert Kitson, The Guardian
Brigadier Hugh Llewellyn Glyn Hughes, president of the Barbarian Football Club 1955-73, was a man of many parts. Born in South Africa, raised in Swansea, he became a distinguished soldier and physician - and synonymous with the Barbarians from his playing debut in 1913 until his death in 1973.
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.
Emile de Lissa was the second President of the Barbarian Football Club from 1936 and 1955. He had been on the Committee from 1905 serving as honorary secretary (1905 to 1913 and 1924 to 1925) and honorary treasurer (1914 to 1924 and 1925 to 1928) and was vice-president from 1928 to 1926.
Rhys Haydn Williams, known throughout the rugby world as 'RH', holds the record of most appearances by a Welshman (22) for the Barbarians. He was also a member of the two pioneering tours to Canada in 1957 and South Africa a year later.
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.