Brumbies to play Australian Barbarians

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:36
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NEWS: The Brumbies will start their build-up to the 2017 Super Rugby season when they take on the Australian Barbarians at Viking Park in Erindale on January 28.

The match will signify the first of a pair of trial matches for the Brumbies with a trip to Mudgee on February 4 to play the Waratahs their other scheduled hit-out before the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens (February 11-12).

Having been in training since mid-November, the match will give a number of players the chance to show their talents and give head coach Stephen Larkham a selection headache of the good kind come Round One.

"After several weeks on the training fields it will be nice for the team to get out and play a proper match in the form of this friendly," Larkham told brumbies.com.au.

"We only have two trial matches before the start of the season, as well as the Global Rugby Tens, and it's important for the team to get the opportunity to play XV-a-side rugby in a competitive environment.

"Matches against the Australian Barbarians are usually exciting affairs and, with players putting their hands up for a starting spot in the first round of Super Rugby, it’s an important part of our preparation.

"We have a number of new recruits for the 2017 Super Rugby season and this game will enable them to put into practice what they have been learning during pre-season."

The Australian Barbarians, nicknamed the 'BaaBaas', is an invitational Rugby Union team which has been a major part of Australian rugby since the team was founded in 1957. It is made up of the best non-contracted Super Rugby players in the country and is famed for its open approach to matches.

Over the course of their existence the Australian Barbarians have scored famous wins over France (26-24, 1997), Scotland (39-34, 1998), Fiji (31-25, 1999) and most recently a Canada XV (38-14, 2011)

Source: brumbies.com.au

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
SUPER RUGBY
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19