England confirm that they will host Barbarians in all-star clash - Ruck

England confirm that they will host Barbarians in all-star clash

England will play Barbarian F.C. at Twickenham Stadium this summer.

Ahead of their summer tour to Australia, Eddie Jones’ side will host the Barbarians on Sunday 19 June (3pm BST KO).

An England XV last hosted the Barbarians in June 2019, with Alex Dombrandt and Marcus Smith among the point scorers as the home side won 51-43.

Jones said: “The Barbarians fixture is a special one in rugby, it’s always a good challenge for the players, entertaining for supporters and showcases the spirit of the game.

“It’s been great to play back in full stadiums again and we know this game is one that the fans enjoy and we’re looking forward to playing in front of the Twickenham crowd. It will also be a good preparation for us ahead of an important tour to Australia.”

John Spencer, president of Barbarian F.C., said: “We are delighted to be returning to Twickenham to face England once again this June. The Barbarians have a long history of playing this national side and the fixture promises thrilling rugby, reignited rivalries and the opportunity for some familiar faces to line up against former teammates.

“It often brings out the epitome of Barbarians rugby – friendship, enjoyment, flair and skill. We intend to put out a strong, exciting and passionate team and put on a spectacular afternoon of rugby – for England, and for the fans.”

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