BaaBaas announce Pumas date

2014-12-16 23:01
Barbarians logo (File)

London - The Barbarians will round off their 125th anniversary year by tackling Argentina at Twickenham in November 2015, organisers announced on Tuesday.

After a chastening 2013, the invitational side proved themselves credible opponents for the world's elite teams this year, beating a youthful England team 39-29 in June and narrowly losing 40-36 to Australia last month.

They are scheduled to play Ireland in Limerick on May 28 and will play England three days later before finishing the year against Argentina.

"Argentina have got a proud record to maintain and I am sure they will make a significant contribution at next year's World Cup," said Barbarians president Micky Steele-Bodger.

"We have strong links with rugby in Argentina. Many of their players have represented the club with distinction and playing the Pumas at Twickenham will be a splendid occasion."

Argentina will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first overseas tour in 2015.

Argentina Rugby Union president Carlos Araujo said: "We are going into a new, exciting phase of our history and to finish such a year at Twickenham with a game against the iconic Barbarians will be a huge honour and a prestigious occasion for Argentinian rugby."

Read more on:    argentina  |  barbarians  |  rugby


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Which of the 4 South African team will finish with the fewest Super Rugby SA Conference points?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.