Wilson and Hunt to captain Barbarians for historic Killik Cup Double Header


Wilson and Hunt to lead out Barbarians teams from 15 countries to face Samoa and Springbok Women XV as starting line-ups confirmed.

Fifteen nations will appear in the famous black-and-white hoops of Barbarian F.C. as the men’s and women’s teams run out at Twickenham for the Killik Cup Double Header 2021.

Leading them out with the Barbarians captaincies are Scotland and Glasgow Warriors Ryan Wilson and England Red Roses and Sevens legend, Gloucester-Hartpury captain Natasha “Mo” Hunt. 


Barbarian F.C. v Samoa – kick-off 1430, live on BBC 1

Head Coach Dave Rennie said: “We’ve had a great week – a good combination of work on the pitch, connection and fun. They guys have come together as a strong group and we’re all focused on tomorrow.

“We’ve got eight different countries represented in our squad and the diversity, different levels of experience and different playing styles have really combined to create an exciting line-up. We plan to get out there and play some champagne rugby against a strong Samoan side and give the fans a great show.” 

Head Coach: Dave Rennie

Assistant Coach: Jonathan Humphreys

Performance Analyst: Craig Whelan

  1. Steven Kitshoff (South Africa, DHL Stormers)
  2. Malcolm Marx (South Africa, Kubota Spears)
  3. Shinnosuke Kakinaga (Japan, Tokyo Sungoliath)
  4. Rob Leota (Australia, Melbourne Rebels)
  5. Naohiro Kotaki (Japan, Kobelco Kobe Steelers)
  6. Ryan Wilson (Scotland, Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN
  7. Pete Samu (Australia, ACT Brumbies)
  8. Duane Vermeulen (South Africa, Ulster Rugby)
  9. Nic White (Australia, ACT Brumbies)
  10. James O’Connor (Australia, Queensland Reds)
  11. Filipo Daugunu (Australia, Queensland Reds)
  12. Ryoto Nakamura (Japan, Tokyo Sungoliath)
  13. Len Ikitau (Australia, ACT Brumbies)
  14. Marcos Moneta (Argentina, San Andres)
  15. Tom Wright (Australia, ACT Brumbies)
  16. Kosuke Horikoshi (Japan, Tokyo Sungoliath)
  17. Angus Bell (Australia, NSW Waratahs)
  18. Gia Kharaishvili (Georgia, Racing 92)
  19. Rodrigo Fernandez Criado (Belgrano Athletic)
  20. Olly Robinson (Cardiff RFC)
  21. Tate McDermott (Australia, Queensland Reds)
  22. Izaia Perese (Australia, NSW Waratahs)
  23. Rob Kearney (Ireland, former Leinster and Western Force)


Barbarian Women v Springbok Women XV – kick-off 1715, live on BBC iPlayer

Head Coach Jo Yapp said: “We’ve got over 700 international caps across nine nations in our women’s team. There will be some real talent on show at Twickenham on Saturday. 

“Women’s rugby has really taken off in the last few months, particularly with all the Red Roses matches being live on BBC throughout the Autumn, and we’re looking forward to rounding off the international season at Twickenham with a game full of excitement, flair and passion. 

“The girls have worked hard all week, becoming a really solid unit, and they have been an absolute pleasure to coach. We cannot wait to see them go out and express themselves on the pitch.” 

Head Coach: Jo Yapp (England, Worcester Warriors)

Assistant Coach: Rachel Taylor (Wales, Sale Sharks)

Assistant Coach: Celine Allainmat (France, Stade Rennais Rugby – part of World Rugby’s Women’s High Performance Coach Development programme)

Team Manager: Fiona Stockley (England, Wasps)

  1. Lindsay Peat (Ireland, Railway Union)
  2. Laura Russell (Canada, Toronto Nomads)
  3. Hope Rogers (USA, Life West)
  4. Alycia Washington (USA, Worcester Warriors)
  5. Lenaig Corson (France, Stade Rennais Rugby)
  6. Ciara Griffin (Ireland, UL Bohemians) VICE CAPTAIN
  7. Karen Paquin (Canada, Stade Bordelais)
  8. Anna Caplice (Ireland, Gloucester Hartpury)
  9. Natasha Hunt (England, Gloucester Hartpury) CAPTAIN
  10. Katy Daley-McLean (England, Sale Sharks)
  11. Sarah Levy (USA, New York Rugby Club)
  12. Jenny Murphy (Ireland, Old Belvedere RFC)
  13. Sene Naoupu (Ireland, Leinster)
  14. Rhona Lloyd (Scotland, Les Lionnes Du Stade Bordelais)
  15. Bulou Mataitoga (USA, Berkeley All Blues)
  16. Isabel Rico Vazquez (Spain, Olimpico De Pozuelo Madrid)
  17. Rochelle Clark (England, Saracens)
  18. Simi Pam (England, Bristol Bears)
  19. Sonia Green (England, Saracens)
  20. Bethan Dainton (Wales, Harlequins)
  21. Sammy Wong (New Zealand, Wasps)
  22. Morgane Peyronnet (France, Montpellier Herault Rugby)
  23. Katie Mason (England, Wasps)