Familiar names join Barbarians debuts in Cardiff

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Barbarian F.C. have named an international star-studded squad to face Wales at the Principality Stadium on Saturday 4 November, KO 1430. Tickets available here.

Players from New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Argentina and Wales have come together in Cardiff to prepare to face Wales on Saturday. 

The coaching staff will be led by returning Barbarians coaches Scott Robertson and Eddie Jones, supported by Jamie Roberts and Mark Jones (Wales) and Will Greenwood (England).

Wales fans and players alike will see familiar faces take to the pitch in the famous Black and White of the invitational club - with former Wales captains Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric set to line up against their side. It will be Jones' final appearance at the Principality Stadium and a fitting conclusion to the stellar international career of the world's most capped player.

Players will be joining the Barbarians fresh from Rugby World Cup international duty, including Australia's Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Rob Valetini, Andrew Kellaway and Ben Donaldson.

Fiji pair Simione Kuruvoli and Ilaisa Droasese and Argentina fly-half Nicolas Sanchez also featured in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

The starting XV and captain will be announced on Wednesday 1 November.


Asafo Aumua (New Zealand), Joe Moody (New Zealand), Peni Ravai (Fiji), Angus Bell (Australia), Taniela Tupou (Australia), Rob Leota (Australia), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), Tom Hooper (Australia), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Michael Hooper (Australia), Api Ratuniyarawa (Fiji), Rob Valetini (Australia), Tevita Ikanivere (Fiji)


Simione Kuruvoli (Fiji), Lautaro Bazan Velez (Argentina), Nicolas Sanchez (Argentina), Izaia Perese (Australia), Selestino Ravutaumada (Fiji), Len Ikitau (Australia), Ilaisa Droasese (Fiji), Ben Donaldson (Australia), Andrew Kellaway (Australia)