Barbarian Rugby Club

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Not to be confused with the Barbarian Football Club, a rugby union team based in Britain and usually referred to as the Barbarians.
French Barbarians
French Barbarians Crest.svg
Nickname(s) Les Babas
Coach(es) France Raphaël Ibañez
(November 2016)
Captain(s) France Aurélien Rougerie
(November 2016)
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)

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

Matches against international sides[edit]

Date Venue Opposing Teams For Against Result
1 May 1980 Stade Armandie, Agen  Scotland 26 22 Won
7 November 1981 Stade Jean Dauger, Bayonne  New Zealand 18 28 Lost
11 November 1982 Stade Maurice Boyau, Dax  Argentina 8 22 Lost
23 November 1983 Stade Mayol, Toulon  Australia 21 23 Lost
22 October 1985 Stade Jean-Martinaud, Cognac  Japan 45 4 Won
10 May 1986 Stade Armandie, Agen  Scotland 32 19 Won
11 November 1986 Stade Marcel-Deflandre, La Rochelle  New Zealand 12 26 Lost
22 May 1988 Stade Marcel-Deflandre, La Rochelle  Ireland 41 26 Won
22 October 1989 Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux  Fiji 16 32 Lost
27 October 1990 Stade Armandie, Agen  New Zealand 13 23 Lost
31 October 1992 Stadium Lille Métropole, Villeneuve-d'Ascq  South Africa 25 20 Won
11 November 1993 Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand  Australia 26 43 Lost
1 November 1995 Stade Mayol, Toulon  New Zealand 19 34 Lost
23 November 1996 Stade Amédée-Domenech, Brive  South Africa 30 22 Won
11 November 1997 Parc des Sports Aguiléra, Biarritz  South Africa 40 22 Won
11 November 1998 Stade Pierre Rajon, Bourgoin-Jallieu  Argentina 38 30 Won
27 May 2000 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff  Wales 33 40 Lost
7 November 2000 Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens  New Zealand 23 21 Won
18 November 2001 Stade Mayol, Toulon  Fiji 15 17 Lost
20 September 2003 ,  France 12 83 Lost
3 March 2007 Parc des Sports Aguiléra, Biarritz  Argentina 14 28 Lost
28 June 2008 Esquimalt's Bullen Park, Victoria  Canada 17 7 Won
20 June 2009 José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires  Argentina 18 32 Lost
26 November 2010 Stade des Alpes, Grenoble  Tonga 27 28 Lost
4 June 2011 Independiente Stadium, Avellaneda  Argentina 19 23 Lost
11 June 2011 Estadio Centenario, Resistencia  Argentina 21 18 Won
20 June 2012 Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo  Japan 40 21 Won
24 June 2012 Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo  Japan 51 18 Won
25 November 2012 Stade Océane, Le Havre  Japan 64 41 Won
16 November 2013 Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand  Samoa 20 19 Won
14 November 2014 Stade Mayol, Toulon  Namibia 35 14 Won
20 June 2015 Old Resian Club, Rosario  Argentina 28 22 Won
26 June 2015 La Plata Rugby Club, La Plata  Argentina 9 21 Lost
24 November 2016 Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux  Australia 19 11 Won

Overall[edit]

Against Played Won Lost Drawn Win %
 Argentina 8 3 5 0 37.50%
 Australia 3 1 2 0 33.33%
 Canada 1 1 0 0 100%
 Fiji 2 0 2 0 0%
 France 1 0 1 0 0%
 Ireland 1 1 0 0 100%
 Japan 4 4 0 0 100%
 Namibia 1 1 0 0 100%
 New Zealand 5 1 4 0 20%
 Samoa 1 1 0 0 100%
 Scotland 2 2 0 0 100%
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 100%
 Tonga 1 0 1 0 0%
 Wales 1 0 1 0 0%
Total 33 17 16 0 51.52%

Current squad[edit]

Squad to face Australia on 24 November 2016.[1]

Head Coach France Raphaël Ibañez

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

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Club/province Union
Bonfils, RémiRémi Bonfils Hooker (1988-09-26) 26 September 1988 (age 28) Stade Français France France
Orioli, Jean-CharlesJean-Charles Orioli Hooker (1989-08-09) 9 August 1989 (age 27) Toulon France France
Brugnaut, JulienJulien Brugnaut Prop (1981-11-17) 17 November 1981 (age 35) Racing 92 France France
Menini, AlexandreAlexandre Menini Prop (1983-08-05) 5 August 1983 (age 33) Lyon France France
Pointud, LucasLucas Pointud Prop (1988-01-18) 18 January 1988 (age 29) Brive France France
Poux, Jean-BaptisteJean-Baptiste Poux Prop (1979-09-26) 26 September 1979 (age 37) Bordeaux Bègles France France
Ortega, Rodrigo CapóRodrigo Capó Ortega Lock (1980-12-08) 8 December 1980 (age 36) Castres Olympique Uruguay Uruguay
Iturria, ArthurArthur Iturria Lock (1994-05-13) May 13, 1994 (age 22) Clermont Auvergne France France
Lambey, FelixFelix Lambey Lock (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994 (age 23) Lyon France France
Bruni, VirgileVirgile Bruni Flanker (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 28) Lyon France France
Gérondeau, CamilleCamille Gérondeau Flanker (1988-03-12) 12 March 1988 (age 29) Clermont Auvergne France France
Monribot, JeanJean Monribot Flanker (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 29) Bayonne France France
Lakafia, RaphaëlRaphaël Lakafia Number 8 (1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 28) Stade Français France France
Dupont, AntoineAntoine Dupont Scrum-half (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 20) Castres Olympique France France
Lesgourgues, YannYann Lesgourgues Scrum-half (1991-01-17) 17 January 1991 (age 26) Bordeaux Bègles France France
Holmes, ZackZack Holmes Fly-half (1990-05-30) 30 May 1990 (age 26) La Rochelle Australia Australia
Lonca, RomainRomain Lonca Fly-half (1991-11-26) 26 November 1991 (age 25) Bordeaux Bègles France France
Aguillon, PierrePierre Aguillon Centre (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987 (age 29) La Rochelle France France
Rougerie, AurélienAurélien Rougerie (c) Centre (1980-09-26) 26 September 1980 (age 36) Clermont Auvergne France France
Caminati, JulienJulien Caminati Wing (1985-10-28) 28 October 1985 (age 31) Castres Olympique France France
Connor, BlairBlair Connor Wing (1988-09-29) 29 September 1988 (age 28) Bordeaux Bègles Australia Australia
Dupichot, LouisLouis Dupichot Wing (1995-09-23) 23 September 1995 (age 21) Pau France France
Buttin, Jean-MarcellinJean-Marcellin Buttin Fullback (1991-12-16) 16 December 1991 (age 25) Bordeaux Bègles France France

Note: Bold denotes players that have represented the French Barbarians in previous matches. Italics represents uncapped players.

Former players[edit]

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