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Baa-baas sign up Eddie Jones for Twickenham date

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England Head Coach Eddie Jones will take charge of the Barbarians the team when they return to Twickenham on Saturday 16 November to face Fiji. 

The game will be the first major rugby match to be staged in the UK following the 2019 Rugby World Cup, in which Jones will be hoping to lead England to their first global triumph since 2003.  

Tickets are on general sale now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/barbarians with a special early bird offer and 50 per cent off top price adult tickets for a limited time only. 

Jones will be leading the Barbarians in the only Autumn International of 2019 to be played at Twickenham, as the Baa-baas take on Fiji for the Killik Cup just two weeks after the 2019 Rugby World Cup final in Japan.

And fans will have a golden opportunity to watch some of the stars of the tournament in top-class international action at the home of English Rugby. 

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Eddie Jones with the Killik Cup being contested on November 16

Jones said: “It’s a huge honour to be invited to coach the Barbarians. The club perfectly embodies the values and traditions of the sport and fans can expect to see an exciting match between two sides who like to play end-to-end running rugby. 

“This is a massive year for international rugby and I’m looking forward to returning to Twickenham after a successful World Cup campaign to coach a Barbarians team containing some of the stars of the tournament.” 

Jones is coaching the famous invitation side for the first time, having worked with some of the world’s best players in a 25-year career which has seen him take Australia to the 2003 Rugby World Cup final; play a crucial role in securing the 2007 Rugby World Cup for South Africa as part of Jake White’s coaching staff; and then coaching England to their first Six Nations Grand Slam title for 13 years in 2016. 

The Australian also worked alongside White as assistant coach for the Barbarians when they played Australia in 2008 in the first rugby match to be held at the new Wembley Stadium. 

Jones will lead a Baa-baas team containing a number of this year’s Rugby World Cup stars, who will pull on the famous black and white shirt to play a Fiji side with some of the most skilled players in the game. 

The last time the two teams met at Twickenham, in November 2013, more than 68,000 fans were treated to a spectacle of running rugby, with the Barbarians stealing the show in an electric 43-19 win.

Tickets are on general sale now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/barbarians with a special early bird ticket offer available for a limited time only. 

Save 50% on top priced adult tickets from as little as £20 – Kids £15. Booking fees apply.