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Barbarians to step in and face English Premiership side in November

BY Jack Tunney  ·  Friday Oct 14, 2022

The Barbarians have stepped into to provide some world-class entertainment in November, as they face off against English premiership side, Northampton Saints.

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The fixture is due to take place on Saturday 26 November, replacing what was originally going to be the Saint’s match against Worcester. The game gives fans a chance to see their side take on the wonderfully flamboyant and exciting invitational side.

Northampton Chief Executive Mark Darbon had the following to say about the unexpected fixture:

“The Barbarians are rugby’s version of the Harlem Globetrotters, wowing their crowds whenever they play, so we are absolutely thrilled to confirm this historic fixture for next month,

“Worcester Warriors’ suspension from the Gallagher Premiership leaves a significant hole in our financial forecast, so the Club has acted swiftly to arrange another top-class game of rugby for this date, and we’re delighted with the outcome.

“I’m sure all our supporters will agree that watching the BaaBaas in Northampton is an incredible opportunity, and we are grateful to everyone at Barbarian F.C. for their support in organising the match at short notice. We’re looking forward to playing our part in creating a fantastic spectacle at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens.”

Speaking for the invitational side, Barbarian FC President John Spencer said: “This will be our first visit to Franklin’s Gardens since 2007, but the first time we have ever faced Saints on the pitch, which is incredibly exciting for everyone at the Barbarians. It is indeed a privilege to be invited to face the Black, Green and Gold.

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“We’re just beginning the process of assembling a squad for the game, and we’re confident of bringing a group that can dazzle a Northampton crowd with our world-famous BaaBaas skill, flair and passion come November 26.”

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