The Barbarians are back! And you can catch them taking on the mighty All Blacks live on Sky Sports Action on Saturday, but how much do you really know about them?
For decades the Barbarians have been inviting the world’s best players to line out in black and white and take on the top rugby nations.
Games against New Zealand, South Africa and Australia have often produced stunning excitement with the Baa-Baas synonymous with attacking rugby and positive play.
The Barbarians class of 2017 includes the likes of All Blacks Ben Franks, Steven Luatua and Julian Savea, former Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss, South Africans Robert du Preez and Ruan Ackermann and Wallabies Taqele Naiyaravoro and Sam Carter, among many more!
The head coach is Robbie Deans once again, and he has selected 13 Kiwis in his 26-man group to take on the All Blacks at Twickenham and then Tonga at Thomond Park a week later!
All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster has said he is confident Saturday’s game against the Baa-Baas will produce some “magic”.
The Barbarians has a long history, fabulous tradition and world renowned ethos. Take on our quiz to see how much you know about them!