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Barbarians swoop in to fill cancelled Worcester fixture

By Ian Cameron
The Barbarians put smiles on faces with a show of enterprising rugby (Pic Getty Images)

Barbarians FC are to play a one-off game against Northampton Saints, replacing a now cancelled fixture against Worcester Warriors this November.


Saints will play the famous invitational side on Saturday 26 November. The game will be played at 3pm and fans can then watch England’s international Test against South Africa around the stadium from 5.30pm.

The Barbarians have faced East Midlands sides at Franklin’s Gardens before, but this will be the first time the BaaBaas have taken on the Saints

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Northampton Chief Executive Mark Darbon believes this historic occasion will be a must-watch for rugby fans: “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,” he said.

“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.”

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.



“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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