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Emile De Lissa
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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.

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. Emile Ernest Vere de Lissa was born in Sydney on 30 January ...
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H L Glyn Hughes
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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.

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. He played 20 games for the Club, all remarkably on Eas...
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R H Williams
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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.

Rhys Haydn Williams was born in Cwmllynfell on 14 July 1930 and educated at Ystalyfera Grammar School and University College, Cardiff. He later became an education officer in the RAF, worked for the Steel Company of Wales, and finished his professional career in educational administration. One of the most distinguished Barbarians, 'RH' Williams pla...
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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.
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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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