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Barbarians jokingly troll England on Twitter

By Josh Raisey
Barbarians celebrate after 2018 win over England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images for Barbarians)

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Ahead of the annual England vs Barbarians match at Twickenham this Sunday, the BaaBaas have started some light verbal sparring with their opponents.


After England posted a video of the team training this week, the Barbarians have questioned the choice in doing contact training.

The Barbarians is a club that are as well known for the antics off the field as they are on it, as it is a tradition built upon the camaraderie amongst the players. Training would perhaps be slightly less intense than England’s and contact would probably not be high on the agenda.

England, coached by former Northampton boss Jim Mallinder, have named an extremely inexperienced squad, lacking any of the players that have played under Eddie Jones over the past year.

On the other hand, the Barbarians have a squad littered with internationals, including Joe Marler, who will play against his teammates in an enticing affair.


Looking at the Barbarians squad, it is understandable that England are going all out in training this week.


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