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BaaBaas perfect prep for Wallabies

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:42
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We’re looking to repeat our performance when we last met in 2011
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The Barbarians will kick start the November internationals with an eagerly anticipated opening match against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday, November 1.

The Wallabies have one of the most exciting backlines in world rugby and along with the Barbarians’ attacking ethos, both teams will look forward to showcasing their skills, guaranteeing some entertaining running rugby on the day.

All Black legend and Blues mentor John Kirwan has agreed to coach the Barbarians and the squad will be full of high profile international stars from around the globe.

"The BaaBaas have a proud history and I will be selecting a team that will respect that,” said Kirwan.

“We will look to play the sort of rugby against the Wallabies that encompasses that spirit and we want to win."

Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie remarked: “This match against the Barbarians will be the perfect way for us to start off our 2014 tour of the Northern Hemisphere.

“Matches between the Wallabies and Barbarians are always played with an abundance of passion and flair featuring plenty of action-packed running rugby.

“We’re certainly looking to repeat our performance when we last met in 2011 and look forward to having plenty of support from our fans in the UK.

“The tour will also feature matches against some powerhouses of world rugby, so this match will be a great way to help us prepare for Wales, France, Ireland and England.”

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