BREAKING: Barbarians confirm all-star coaching team for their All Blacks clash - Ruck

BREAKING: Barbarians confirm all-star coaching team for their All Blacks clash

This year’s Killik Cup between Barbarian F.C. and an All Blacks XV is set to be a sizzler with the two huge names in the world of rugby confirmed as coaches of the famous invitational side.

Star coaches Scott “Razor” Robertson and Ronan O’Gara will take the reins as the Barbarians line-up against an All Blacks XV, with the two famous sides competing for The Killik Cup on Sunday 13 November 2022– tickets on sale now. 

O’Gara and Robertson will reunite to lead the preparations, having worked together at the Crusaders in Canterbury, New Zealand. O’Gara joined the Christchurch outfit in 2017 as backs coach under Robertson and credits the Head Coach with changing his coaching mentality. 

They have each gone onto huge success with their clubs, with Robertson taking the Crusaders to another Super Rugby title last month and O’Gara leading La Rochelle to a narrow victory over Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup in May, giving the French side their first Heineken Champions Cup title. 

On the appointment, Robertson said: “Rugby throws you great opportunities and coaching the Baabaas has to be one of the best there is. I am proud to help the incredible Club and add to its history.”

O’Gara added: “I am honoured to be coaching the Barbarians this Autumn as we take on the All Blacks XV. 

“It will be a dynamite coaching team and I’m very much looking forward to reuniting with Ray after my time with him at Crusaders. It is always great to join forces with world-class coaches like him and to do so for this world-famous club will be an unforgettable experience. 

“We’re going to put our heads together in the coming months and devise a squad of exciting talent who will light up the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and bring the Barbarians’ style of play to life against the All Blacks XV.”

The pair will look to follow in the footsteps of Fabien Galthié and John Mulvihill, who led the Barbarians to emphatic victories over England and Spain respectively last month. 

Players from across the world will come together in the week leading up to the fixture to unite international playing styles into one formidable Barbarians squad. 

Killik & Co are delighted to be the match sponsor for the Barbarians annual Autumn International once again, marking over a decade of The Killik Cup.

Tickets are available from £40 for adults and £25 for children*. Visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk/barbarians to get your tickets now.

For all hospitality premium packages, go to www.tottenhamhotspur.com for more information. 

(* Booking Fees Apply)

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