AUSTRALIA’S Michael Cheika will coach a star-studded Barbarians line-up in two high-profile games this November.
The Wallabies’ Head Coach takes charge of the world famous invitation team when they face Gloucester on November 17 before taking on Argentina on November 21.
The squad will include stellar names from the global game with five of South Africa’s leading internationals accepting invitations to play. Pat Lambie, Victor Matfield, Tendai Mtawarira and Jean De Villiers from the current Springboks’ squad will be joined by veteran lock Bakkies Botha for the games at Kingsholm and Twickenham.
His first game in charge of the Wallabies was last year’s dramatic 40-36 win over the Barbarians at Twickenham when both sides had the crowd on their feet with their exciting attacking play. 

“After the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup it will be an honour to coach the Barbarians in their 125th year against two illustrious opponents,” said Cheika.

“Bringing great players from different nations together to play an exciting brand of rugby is what the Barbarians is all about and that was evident when the Wallabies played them last year.”
Tickets to Barbarians v Argentina are available from £30 for adults. Visit for more details.
Tickets to Gloucester v Barbarians are available from £10 for members. Call 0871 871 8781 for details.
The Barbarians also take on Samoa at the former Olympic Stadium on August 29 when they will be coached by Jamie Joseph and Carlos Spencer. 
Tickets are available from £20 (adults) and £10 (juniors). Visit for more details.