The Barbarians will run out against the Flying Fijians at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday with a squad boasting 968 international caps.


Barbarian F.C. are delighted to confirm the Club’s 23-player squad for this weekend’s Killik Cup fixture against Fiji.

Head coach Robbie Deans will lead a squad packed full of international pedigree for the clash against the Rugby World Cup quarter-finalists at Twickenham Stadium, with a whopping 968 Test caps across five different nations included amongst the BaaBaas’ ranks.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 28: The Killik Cup on its plinth prior to the Killik Cup match between Barbarians and World XV at Twickenham Stadium on May 28, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images for Barbarians)

Over 60,000 people have already secured their seats for the biggest rugby showcase of the summer on Saturday 22 June (kick-off: 5.15pm). Tickets for the clash are on sale now from Ticketmaster or the RFU and also include entry to the Qatar Airways Cup showdown between South Africa and Wales. The two international heavyweights go toe-to-toe at 2.00pm, ahead of Barbarians vs Fiji.

There is a strong contingent from England set to pull on the famous Black and White hooped jerseys on familiar soil at HQ, with Ben Youngs, Danny Care, Zach Mercer, Kyle Sinckler, Jonny May, Jonathan Joseph, David Ribbans and Kieran Brookes all selected by the Barbarians.

New Zealand’s all-time record appearance maker – Sam Whitelock – will make his BaaBaas debut this weekend and captains the side, meanwhile Scott Sio (Australia), Gael Fickou (France) and Shota Horie (Japan) all also add significant international pedigree with each boasting more than a half-century of Test caps to their names.

Crusaders fly-half Fergus Burke makes his first appearance in London since his summer move to Saracens was confirmed, and the 24-year-old will be hoping to pull the strings in a back-line packed with firepower – with the likes of Leicester Fainga’anuku, Virimi Vakatawa, and Chay Fihaki outside him.

Deans has also opted to call on several familiar faces from club side Saitama Wild Knights, as Horie, Lachlan Boshier, Jack Cornelsen, Craig Millar and Liam Mitchell all join up with the Barbarians. Cameron Woki, Harry Thacker, and Fabian Holland complete the line-up.

“I’m delighted with the group that we’ve gathered together here in London,” said Deans. “It’s a great squad with a lot of experience, as well as a lot of guys who are at the front end of their careers as well.

“They all understand the privilege they have got to wear this jersey, so we have a fantastic week ahead of us.

“The key is for us all to come together and connect. All these guys can play brilliant rugby – they wouldn’t be here if they couldn’t – so we just want to help them bring all their skills come Saturday for the benefit of the Barbarians, and so they enjoy the experience as well.”




Lachlan Boshier – Saitama Wild Knights

Kieren Brookes – RC Toulon, England (16 caps)

Jack Cornelsen – Saitama Wild Knights, Japan (21 caps)

Fabian Holland – Highlanders

Shota Horie – Saitama Wild Knights, Japan (76 caps)

Zach Mercer* – Gloucester Rugby, England (2 caps)

Craig Millar* – Saitama Wild Knights, Japan (18 caps)

Liam Mitchell – Saitama Wild Knights

David Ribbans – RC Toulon, England (11 caps)

Kyle Sinckler – Bristol Bears, England, British & Irish Lions (76 caps)

Scott Sio – Exeter Chiefs, Australia (74 caps)

Harry Thacker* – Bristol Bears

Sam Whitelock – Section Paloise, New Zealand (153 caps) – captain

Cameron Woki – Racing 92, France (31 caps)



Fergus Burke – Crusaders

Danny Care – Harlequins, England (101 caps)

Leicester Fainga’anuku – RC Toulon, New Zealand (7 caps)

Gael Fickou – Racing 92, France (90 caps)

Chay Fihaki – Crusaders

Jonathan Joseph – Biarritz Olympique, England (54 caps)

Jonny May – Gloucester Rugby, England (77 caps)

Virimi Vakatawa* – Bristol Bears, France (32 caps)

Ben Youngs – Leicester Tigers, England, British & Irish Lions (129 caps)


*denotes players who have previously represented Barbarian F.C.


General admission tickets for the 2024 Killik Cup and Qatar Airways Cup matches are on sale now – visit Ticketmaster or RFU to secure your seat. A limited number of £55 (Adult) & £28 (Kids-U16) tickets are now available.


Each ticket will cover entry for both South Africa vs Wales (K.O. 2pm) and Barbarians vs Fiji (K.O. 5.15pm) on Saturday 22 June. For a 10% discount on groups of 10 or more, please visit

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Barbarian F.C.
Barbarian F.C. is affectionately known as the world’s most famous rugby club. Steeped in history, the Club dates back to 1890, born with a simple aim; to spread good fellowship by creating a team made up of the greatest rugby players from around the world. With neither ground nor clubhouse, its membership is by invitation only, and their jersey has always been black and white.

The Barbarians’ values are rooted in flair, courage, spirit and passion, alongside integrity, friendship and enjoyment. The Club aims to take the unique Barbarian brand of rugby and core values around the world through fixtures and supporting rugby through the Barbarians Rugby Charitable Trust.

Barbarian Women was formed in 2017, with their first fixture against Munster. The women’s side has since played in the USA, South Africa, at Twickenham and at the Principality Stadium including as part of double headers with the men’s side.

Over the years, 34 different nationalities have represented the ‘BaaBaas’, and players from across the globe will once again come together in the week leading up to the fixture in June to form one formidable Barbarians squad to take on Fiji.

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Killik & Co is an independently owned partnership that has been advising clients how to save, plan and invest for their families for over thirty years. Originally founded by Paul Killik in 1989, today Killik & Co services clients from all over the UK, connecting them to global investment opportunities. Its award-winning services include advised and managed investing, wealth planning, will writing and tax and trusts advice. Its app-based service, Silo, was launched in 2018 and allows users to effortlessly save and invest in a range of expertly selected funds.

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