New Zealand Barbarians
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The New Zealand Barbarians, nicknamed the "Baa-Baas", are an invitational rugby union team which has been a major part of New Zealand rugby since the team was founded in 1937 by two ex-All Blacks, Ronald Bush, and Hubert McLean who captained their first game (against Auckland) in 1938.
The New Zealand Barbarians were also selected for the All Blacks trial replacing the 'Possibles XV' and in 2009 a New Zealand Barbarians under 85 kg Team toured Australia winning both of their games. The team played against the Māori All Blacks in 2010 at Okara Park, losing 31 - 37 before a crowd of 9,000. A Middleweight Barbarian side was also selected in 2011 to play four games. In 2015, the New Zealand Barbarians won over the Māori All Blacks 17-34.
Playing kit and symbol
The New Zealand Barbarians wear scarlet red jerseys with white shorts and socks. The symbol of the New Zealand Barbarians is a white leaping lamb covered in blood.
- Head Coach – Clayton McMillan
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
- Kevin Boroevich
- Christian Cullen
- Mark Donaldson (1977)
- Sean Fitzpatrick
- Grant Fox
- John Kirwan
- Taine Randell
- Xavier Rush
- Wilson Whineray
- John Afoa
- Rene Ranger
- Colin Slade
- Alby Mathewson
- Rupeni Caucaunibuca
- Ben Smith
- Australian Barbarians
- Brussels Barbarians
- Fiji Barbarians
- French Barbarians
- South African Barbarians
- Ron Palenski; Rod Chester; Neville McMillan (2005). The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand Rugby (4th ed.). Hodder Moa, Auckland. p. 138. ISBN 1 86971 026 6.
- Provincial Barbarians squad for opening match of DHL NZ Lions Series named
- "All Blacks website". http://stats.allblacks.com. All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby. 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-25. External link in
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