London, England

Barbarians touch down in London

Twickenham Stadium opens its doors to some of the world’s best rugby union talent on Sunday 1 June when England take on the Barbarians in the Gartmore Challenge.

In what will be England’s final home match of the season before they head to New Zealand for the summer tour, the game promises to be a star-studded affair featuring some of England’s most exciting players in action alongside the black and white hoops of the Baa Baas.

The ‘United Nations of Rugby’ last visited Twickenham in December 2007 when they beat the World Champions - South Africa - with an all-star line up featuring Jerry Collins, Conrad Smith and former England international Jason Robinson.

With the team announcement due shortly this year promises to be no exception already the following players have been invited to take part: Lawrence Dallaglio, Schalk Burger, Fourie du Preez, Gareth Thomas, Stephen Larkham, Chris Latham, Felipe Contepomi, Ollie le Roux, Sebastien Chabal and Regan King.
Tom Hill, RFU Sales & Marketing Manager, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the Barbarians back to Twickenham for the Gartmore Challenge in what promises to be an exciting fixture. This is the perfect opportunity for the public to come and witness some of the finest world talent rugby union has to offer at Twickenham Stadium, The Home of England Rugby.”

For up-to-date event information, check out:
Tickets are on sale now from £25 (juniors from just £10) via Ticketmaster: 0870 902 0000 /

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For further information, please contact:
Chris Soult, Lexis PR
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Steve Stammers, Lexis PR
020 7908 6439
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