Barbarian Rugby Club

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French Barbarians
(French: Barbarians français)
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Nickname(s)Les Babas
Coach(es)Frank Azema
Captain(s) Aurélien Rougerie
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Team kit
First match
French Barbarians 26 – 22 Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
(2 May 1980)
Largest win
French Barbarians 45 – 4 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
(27 October 1985)
Largest defeat
Flag of France.svg XV des Présidents 83 – 12 French Barbarians
(20 September 2003)

The Barbarian Rugby Club, more commonly known as the French Barbarians, is a rugby union team formed in 1979 and based in France. It was founded as an amateur invitational team modeled on the Barbarian F.C..

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The Barbarian Football Club, usually called the Barbarians and nicknamed the Baa-Baas, is an invitational rugby union team based in Britain. The Barbarians play in black and white hoops, though players wear the socks from their own club strip. Membership is by invitation, and as of 2011, players from 31 countries had played for the Barbarians. Traditionally at least one uncapped player is selected for each match.

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From the start of the 2017–18 season, the French Barbarians became the official second national team of the French Rugby Federation, [1] which had previously designated either the France U20 side or France A as that team. [2] [3]

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France A, also known as France XV and France B in the past, was the former name of the second national rugby union team of France behind the French national side.

The French Barbarians play in sky, navy and royal blue hooped jerseys. As with the original Barbarians, players retain the socks from their "home" club strip.

History

Jean-Claude Skrela founded the club after he had played for, and adored, the original Barbarians in the later days of his career. Through the amateur era, all players chosen for the side were either French or played for French clubs.

Jean-Claude Skrela French rugby union player

Jean-Claude Skrela is a former coach of the French national rugby union team. His son, David Skrela, is a French rugby union player and his daughter, Gaëlle Skrela, is a professional basketball player.

One of the most recent matches was against the Argentina national team (Los Pumas) in early 2007, as part of their preparation for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. For the game, held in Biarritz, the coaches were Jacques Delmas (Biarritz), Patrice Lagisquet (Biarritz) and were captained by Thomas Lièvremont. While in 2008 they beat Canada in Victoria. They played with Argentina at Vélez Sársfield in Buenos Aires on 20 June 2009 as part of the mid-year test series, and lost 32–18.

Argentina national rugby union team national sports team

The Argentina national rugby team is organised by the Argentine Rugby Union. Nicknamed the Pumas, they play in sky blue and white jerseys,

2007 Rugby World Cup 6th Rugby World Cup

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Biarritz Commune in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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In 2016 the French Barbarians beat Australia XV by 19–11 in their first match against an Australian side for over twenty years. And in late 2017 they beat the Māori All Blacks 19–15 in the Autumn internationals, which was the first time playing that side.

Australia national rugby union team national team representing Australia in rugby union

The Australia national rugby union team, nicknamed the Wallabies, is controlled by Rugby Australia. The team first played at Sydney in 1899, winning their first test match against the touring British Isles team.

Matches against international sides

DateVenueOpposing TeamsForAgainstResult
1 May 1980 Stade Armandie, Agen Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 2622Won
7 November 1981 Stade Jean Dauger, Bayonne Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1828Lost
11 November 1982 Stade Maurice Boyau, Dax Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 822Lost
23 November 1983 Stade Mayol, Toulon Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2123Lost
22 October 1985Stade Jean-Martinaud, Cognac Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 454Won
10 May 1986 Stade Armandie, Agen Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 3219Won
11 November 1986 Stade Marcel-Deflandre, La Rochelle Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1226Lost
22 May 1988 Stade Marcel-Deflandre, La Rochelle IRFU flag.svg  Ireland 4126Won
22 October 1989 Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 1632Lost
27 October 1990 Stade Armandie, Agen Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1323Lost
31 October 1992 Stadium Lille Métropole, Villeneuve-d'Ascq Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2520Won
11 November 1993 Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2643Lost
1 November 1995 Stade Mayol, Toulon Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1934Lost
23 November 1996 Stade Amédée-Domenech, Brive Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 3022Won
11 November 1997 Parc des Sports Aguiléra, Biarritz Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 4022Won
11 November 1998 Stade Pierre Rajon, Bourgoin-Jallieu Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 3830Won
27 May 2000 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 3340Lost
7 November 2000 Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2321Won
18 November 2001 Stade Mayol, Toulon Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 1517Lost
20 September 2003Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié, Narbonne Flag of France.svg XV des Présidents1283Lost
3 March 2007 Parc des Sports Aguiléra, Biarritz Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1428Lost
28 June 2008Esquimalt's Bullen Park, Victoria Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 177Won
20 June 2009 José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1832Lost
26 November 2010 Stade des Alpes, Grenoble Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 2728Lost
4 June 2011 Independiente Stadium, Avellaneda Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1923Lost
11 June 2011 Estadio Centenario, Resistencia Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2118Won
20 June 2012 Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4021Won
24 June 2012 Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 5118Won
25 November 2012 Stade Océane, Le Havre Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6441Won
16 November 2013 Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 2019Won
14 November 2014 Stade Mayol, Toulon Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 3514Won
20 June 2015Old Resian Club, Rosario Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2822Won
26 June 2015 La Plata Rugby Club, La Plata Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 921Lost
24 November 2016 Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux Flag of Australia.svg Wallaby XV 1911Won
10 November 2017 Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux Flag of New Zealand.svg Māori All Blacks 1915Won
31 May 2018 Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia 1516Lost

Overall

AgainstPlayedWonLostDrawnWin %
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 835037.5%
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 312033.3%
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1100100%
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 20200%
Flag of France.svg XV des Présidents10100%
IRFU flag.svg  Ireland 1100100%
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4400100%
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 1100100%
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 514020%
Flag of New Zealand.svg Māori All Blacks 1100100%
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 1100100%
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 2200100%
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 3300100%
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 10100%
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 10100%
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 10100%
Total361917055.88%

Current squad

French Barbarians 23-man squad to face Tonga on 10 November 2018 as part of the end-of-year internationals. [4]

Note: Bold denotes players that have represented the French Barbarians in previous matches. Italics represents uncapped players.Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

PlayerPositionDate of Birth (Age)Club/provinceUnion
Teddy Baubigny Hooker (1998-09-02) 2 September 1998 (age 20) Racing 92 Flag of France.svg France
Pierre Bourgarit Hooker (1997-09-12) 12 September 1997 (age 21) La Rochelle Flag of France.svg France
Quentin Béthune Prop (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 23) Agen Flag of France.svg France
Antoine Guillamon Prop (1991-06-04) 4 June 1991 (age 27) Montpellier Flag of France.svg France
Jean-Baptiste Gros Prop (1999-05-25) 25 May 1999 (age 19) Toulon Flag of France.svg France
Emerick Setiano Prop (1996-07-19) 19 July 1996 (age 22) Toulon Flag of France.svg France
Thomas Jolmes Lock (1995-10-08) 8 October 1995 (age 23) La Rochelle Flag of France.svg France
Swan Rebbadj Lock (1995-01-15) 15 January 1995 (age 23) Toulon Flag of France.svg France
Florian Verhaeghe Lock (1997-04-27) 27 April 1997 (age 21) Toulouse Flag of France.svg France
Dylan Cretin Back row (1997-05-04) 4 May 1997 (age 21) Lyon Flag of France.svg France
Loïc Godener Back row (1995-08-13) 13 August 1995 (age 23) Grenoble Flag of France.svg France
Jordan Joseph Back row (2000-07-31) 31 July 2000 (age 18) Racing 92 Flag of France.svg France
Patrick Sobela Back row (1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 26) Lyon Flag of France.svg France
Alexi Balès Scrum-half (1990-05-30) 30 May 1990 (age 28) La Rochelle Flag of France.svg France
Louis Carbonel Fly-half (1999-02-04) 4 February 1999 (age 19) Toulon Flag of France.svg France
Thibault Daubagna Fly-half (1994-05-20) 20 May 1994 (age 24) Pau Flag of France.svg France
Romain Ntamack Fly-half (1999-05-01) 1 May 1999 (age 19) Toulouse Flag of France.svg France
Pierre-Louis Barassi Centre (1998-04-22) 22 April 1998 (age 20) Lyon Flag of France.svg France
Yvan Reilhac Centre (1995-06-09) 9 June 1995 (age 23) Montpellier Flag of France.svg France
Martin Laveau Wing (1996-09-10) 10 September 1996 (age 22) Castres Flag of France.svg France
Kylan Hamdaoui Fullback (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 24) Stade Français Flag of France.svg France
Clément Laporte Fullback (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 20) Agen Flag of France.svg France
Thomas Ramos Fullback (1995-07-23) 23 July 1995 (age 23) Toulouse Flag of France.svg France

Former players

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References

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  3. "Next Senior National Representative Team June 2003–2012" (PDF). World Rugby. 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  4. LE XV TITULAIRE FACE AUX MAORIS !