|French Barbarians 26 – 22 |
(2 May 1980)
|French Barbarians 45 – 4 |
(27 October 1985)
(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..
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.
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.
From the start of the 2017–18 season, the French Barbarians became the official second national team of the French Rugby Federation,which had previously designated either the France U20 side or France A as that team.
The French Rugby Federation is the governing body for rugby union in France. It is responsible for the French national team and the Ligue nationale de rugby that administers the country's professional leagues.
The France under 20 rugby team are the newest representative rugby union team from France. They replace the two former age grade teams Under 19s and Under 21s. Their first tournament was the 2008 Six Nations U20 Championship, where they finished 3rd with three wins and two losses. They also have participated in the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship and all subsequent competitions. They won the Six Nations Under 20s Championship in 2009,2014 and 2018, when they also won World Rugby Under 20 Championship
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.
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 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.
The Argentina national rugby team is organised by the Argentine Rugby Union. Nicknamed the Pumas, they play in sky blue and white jerseys,
The 2007 Rugby World Cup was the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987. Twenty nations competed for the Webb Ellis Cup in the tournament, which was hosted by France from 7 September to 20 October. France won the hosting rights in 2003, beating a bid from England. The competition consisted of 48 matches over 44 days; 42 matches were played in ten cities throughout France, as well as four in Cardiff, Wales, and two in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Biarritz is a city on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the French Basque Country in southwestern France. It is located 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the border with Spain. It is a luxurious seaside tourist destination known for the Hôtel du Palais, its casinos in front of the sea and its surfing culture.
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.
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.
|1 May 1980||Stade Armandie, Agen||26||22||Won|
|7 November 1981||Stade Jean Dauger, Bayonne||18||28||Lost|
|11 November 1982||Stade Maurice Boyau, Dax||8||22||Lost|
|23 November 1983||Stade Mayol, Toulon||21||23||Lost|
|22 October 1985||Stade Jean-Martinaud, Cognac||45||4||Won|
|10 May 1986||Stade Armandie, Agen||32||19||Won|
|11 November 1986||Stade Marcel-Deflandre, La Rochelle||12||26||Lost|
|22 May 1988||Stade Marcel-Deflandre, La Rochelle||41||26||Won|
|22 October 1989||Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux||16||32||Lost|
|27 October 1990||Stade Armandie, Agen||13||23||Lost|
|31 October 1992||Stadium Lille Métropole, Villeneuve-d'Ascq||25||20||Won|
|11 November 1993||Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand||26||43||Lost|
|1 November 1995||Stade Mayol, Toulon||19||34||Lost|
|23 November 1996||Stade Amédée-Domenech, Brive||30||22||Won|
|11 November 1997||Parc des Sports Aguiléra, Biarritz||40||22||Won|
|11 November 1998||Stade Pierre Rajon, Bourgoin-Jallieu||38||30||Won|
|27 May 2000||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff||33||40||Lost|
|7 November 2000||Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens||23||21||Won|
|18 November 2001||Stade Mayol, Toulon||15||17||Lost|
|20 September 2003||Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié, Narbonne||12||83||Lost|
|3 March 2007||Parc des Sports Aguiléra, Biarritz||14||28||Lost|
|28 June 2008||Esquimalt's Bullen Park, Victoria||17||7||Won|
|20 June 2009||José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires||18||32||Lost|
|26 November 2010||Stade des Alpes, Grenoble||27||28||Lost|
|4 June 2011||Independiente Stadium, Avellaneda||19||23||Lost|
|11 June 2011||Estadio Centenario, Resistencia||21||18||Won|
|20 June 2012||Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo||40||21||Won|
|24 June 2012||Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo||51||18||Won|
|25 November 2012||Stade Océane, Le Havre||64||41||Won|
|16 November 2013||Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand||20||19||Won|
|14 November 2014||Stade Mayol, Toulon||35||14||Won|
|20 June 2015||Old Resian Club, Rosario||28||22||Won|
|26 June 2015||La Plata Rugby Club, La Plata||9||21||Lost|
|24 November 2016||Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux||19||11||Won|
|10 November 2017||Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux||19||15||Won|
|31 May 2018||Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi||15||16||Lost|
French Barbarians 23-man squad to face Tonga on 10 November 2018 as part of the end-of-year internationals.
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.
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