Barbarians support flood relief in New South Wales


The Barbarians will face the Classic Wallabies to help flood relief efforts in New South Wales the start of their Australia tour this year.  The teams meet in Lismore on October 24 (5.30pm) before the famous invitation side faces Australia in Sydney on October 28 (3pm).

Proceeds from the Crozier Field match are being donated to flood relief in the area. Tens of thousands of people were displaced and an estimated $220million damage was done by floods in the region in March this year.

“The Barbarians are delighted to be travelling to Lismore and supporting the flood relief efforts taking place in the area,” said Barbarians President Micky Steele-Bodger.

“We will be bringing together some of the game’s most exciting players and we are sure this match against the Classic Wallabies will be an entertaining spectacle in the best traditions of both teams.”

Lismore MP Thomas George said: "After the devastation of the floods in March, this match will not only lift spirits, but will also be of great benefit to our local businesses,” 

"Lismore is a passionate sporting community and I know that fans from the region will get right behind the Aussie side.

Former Australia coach Alan Jones takes charge of the Barbarians for the first time. His legendary 1984 Wallabies side completed their Grand Slam tour of the British Isles against the Baabaas with a 37-30 win.

The kick-off time for Australia v Barbarians on October 28 has been confirmed as 3pm and Warringah forward Sam Ward will join the squad as the 24th man following an online vote by fans.
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