"Bear Country" Barbarians Confirm Fixture Against Premiership Entertainers - Ruck

“Bear Country” Barbarians Confirm Fixture Against Premiership Entertainers

The Barbarians have confirmed that they will be heading to Ashton Gate, to take on Bristol Bears on Thursday 7th September. The entertaining all-stars will once again be back on the road, to bring their one of a kind rugby style to Bristol.

The all-star invitational team took on Premiership entertainers Harlequins last November, in a chaotic 72-28 victory for Quins. This end-to-end contest optimised the Barbarians, as both sides played with an enjoyable freedom, and threw caution to the wind. Even Harlequins prop Joe Marler got involved in the festivities, as he slotted a drop goal, and ran in a fantastic solo try from 30m out.

Pat Lam would have a tough time preparing for the Barbarians, as no match is ever the same with the ever-changing squad. The Barbarians will bring an eclectic mix of the world’s best internationals to Ashton Gate, with tickets going on sale this Friday May 5th.

Bristol Bears coach Pat Lam carries out post match interviews after the Gallagher Premiership rugby game between Leicester Tigers and Bristol Bears at Welford Road on June 5th – PHOTO: Steve Bond/PPAUK

The Baa-Baas are back in action at the end of May, as they take on the World XV, for an exhibition match of enormous proportions at Twickenham Stadium.

A spectator is thrown into the air by the Barbarian team after he came onto the pitch after the Match between England and Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on 19 June 2022. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Eddie Jones will return to Twickenham to take the reigns of the Barbarians, with for All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen lining up against him for the World XV. The star studded teams already include;

Barbarians: Alun Wyn Jones (Wal), Danny Care (Eng), Andre Esterhuizen (Sa), Aaron Cruden (Nz), Justin Tipuric (Wal), George Furbank (Eng), Rhys Webb (Wal, Jack Nowell (Eng), Jonny May (Eng) & Joe Marler (Eng).

World XV: Semi Radradra (Fij), Charles Piutau (Nz), Marika Koroibete (Aus), Pablo Matera, (Arg), Michael Leitch (Jap), Emiliano Boffelli (Arg) Willie Le Roux (Sa), Nick Phipps (Aus,  Nangi Laumape (Nz),  & Joe Launchbury (Eng)