Barbarian Rugby Club

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French Barbarians
French Barbarians Crest.svg
Nickname(s) Les Babas
Coach(es) France Laurent Labit
France Laurent Travers
Captain(s) France William Servat
Team kit
First match
French Barbarians 26 – 22  Scotland
(2 May 1980)
Largest win
French Barbarians 45 – 4  Japan
(27 October 1985)
Largest defeat
 France 83 – 12 French Barbarians
(20 September 2003)
Not to be confused with the Barbarian Football Club, a rugby union team based in Britain and usually referred to as the Barbarians.

The Barbarian Rugby Club, more commonly known as the French Barbarians (French: Barbarians français), are an invitational rugby union team founded in 1979 and based in France. The team is based on the Barbarians and was founded by Jean-Claude Skrela after he played for and adored the Barbarians in the later days of his career. The French Barbarians play in Sky, Navy and Royal hooped jerseys, and as with the original Barbarians, players retain the socks from their "home" club strip. All of the players chosen for the side are either French or play for French clubs.

One of the most recent matches was against the Argentina national team (Los Pumas) in early 2007, as part of their preparation for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. For the game, held in Biarritz, the coaches were Jacques Delmas (Biarritz), Patrice Lagisquet (Biarritz) and were captained by Thomas Lièvremont. While in 2008 they beat Canada in Victoria. They played with Argentina at Vélez Sársfield in Buenos Aires on 20 June 2009 as part of the mid-year test series, and lost 32–18

Current squad[edit]

Squad to face Samoa in November 2013.[1] The coaches are:

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-IRB nationality.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Club/province Union
Brice Mach Hooker (1986-04-02) 2 April 1986 (age 28) France Castres France France
William Servat Hooker (1978-02-09) 9 February 1978 (age 36) Retired France France
Yannick Forestier Prop (1982-01-03) 3 January 1982 (age 32) France Castres France France
Aretz Iguiniz Prop (1983-06-03) 3 June 1983 (age 31) France Bayonne France France
Jean-Baptiste Poux Prop (1979-09-26) 26 September 1979 (age 34) France Bordeaux Bègles France France
Thibault Lassalle Lock (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 26) France Oyonnax France France
Christophe Samson Lock (1984-03-01) 1 March 1984 (age 30) France Castres France France
Robins Tchale-Watchou Lock (1983-05-10) 10 May 1983 (age 31) France Montpellier Cameroon Cameroon
Julien Bonnaire Flanker (1978-09-20) 20 September 1978 (age 35) France Castres France France
Pierre Rabadan Flanker (1980-04-03) 3 April 1980 (age 34) France Stade Français France France
Gerhard Vosloo Flanker (1979-05-10) 10 May 1979 (age 35) France Clermont France France
Antonie Claassen Number 8 (1984-10-20) 20 October 1984 (age 29) France Castres France France
Rory Kockott Scrum-half (1986-06-25) 25 June 1986 (age 28) France Castres South Africa South Africa
Jonathan Pélissié Scrum-half (1988-06-06) 6 June 1988 (age 26) France Montpellier France France
David Skrela Fly-half (1979-03-02) 2 March 1979 (age 35) France Colomiers France France
Francois Trinh-Duc Fly-half (1986-11-01) 1 November 1986 (age 27) France Montpellier France France
Rémi Lamerat Centre (1990-01-14) 14 January 1990 (age 24) France Castres France France
Aurélien Rougerie Centre (1980-09-26) 26 September 1980 (age 33) France Clermont France France
Alexis Palisson Wing (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 26) France Toulon France France
Sitiveni Sivivatu Wing (1982-04-19) 19 April 1982 (age 32) France Clermont New Zealand New Zealand
David Smith Wing (1985-10-12) 12 October 1985 (age 28) France Toulon New Zealand New Zealand
Silvère Tian Fullback (1980-07-19) 19 July 1980 (age 33) France Oyonnax France France

Note: Bold denotes players that have represented the Barbarians in previous tours.

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