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|Date of birth||14 January 1981|
|Place of birth||Banbury|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||15 st 1 lb (96 kg)|
|Rugby union career|
|Professional / senior clubs|
|Years||Club / team||Caps||(points)|
|correct as of 16 Aug 2007.|
Barnes started his playing career at Bath before moving to Bedford. He was traded from Plymouth Albion to Bristol Rugby for the 2007-8 season.
Barnes' first game in the Guinness Premiership was made as a replacement against London Wasps where he cleared a penalty to result in a draw. He then made the starting team when playing Wasps for the second time.
In early October 2009, Paul Hull announced that Barnes would be out of action for the next six months. Barnes had ruptured his Achilles in Bristol's final game of the 2008/9 season against Leicester. He worked hard over the summer of 2009 to get fit again, only to re-rupture it in the final few weeks of rehabilitation.
- "Rugby / Bristol / Ed Barnes". Statbunker.com. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- "Saxons call can be a boost – Bristol stand-off Ed Barnes". thisisbristol.co.uk. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- "Ed Barnes injury update". bristolrugby.co.uk. 7 October 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2009.