TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR BARBARIANS v FIJI
THE eagerly anticipated Barbarians vs Fiji rugby clash next season has been set for Saturday 30 November at London’s Twickenham Stadium.
In announcing the fixture this week, the Barbarians are also offering an attractive 2-for-1 ticket deal that is sure to be popular with rugby-mad fans who wish to book their seats for what promises to be a feast of rugby next autumn.
Tickets, which are available now via Ticketmaster online or telephone 0844 847 2492, are priced at : adults from £20; juniors from £10.
Barbarians’ president Micky Steele-Bodger said: “The Barbarians have always had a special affection for Fiji’s rugby and its players. Last year Isa Nacewa and Akapusi Qera were very popular Baa-Baas and wore our shirt with distinction. We look forward to players like them providing equally exciting opposition next November.”
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Barbarians vs Fiji: a history of great rugby
One of the most celebrated matches ever played by the Barbarians was back in 1970 when Fiji shocked the rugby world by demolishing a star-studded Barbarians’ team containing legendary names such as Edwards, Duckham, Bennett, Slattery and JPR Williams by 29 points to nine.
Now two of the most attack-orientated teams in the game are set for a rematch.
Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer Manasa Baravilala said: “The year 2013 marks the centenary of the game in our country and we are honoured to be invited to celebrate this landmark with another game against the famous Barbarians.
“Our great victory 40-odd years ago was a major stepping stone in enhancing Fiji’s profile. Our opponents then had some of the biggest names in the game but we had our own heroes that day like George Barley, Pio Tikoisuva, Jona Qoro and Isimeli Batibasaga who became stars overnight.
“The challenge next November is to again showcase the best of Fijian rugby and there can be no better stage than a fixture against the Barbarians.”
Barbarians v Fiji at Twickenham, Saturday 30 November 2013 (kick-off 2.30pm)
Tickets available from: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Prices : Adults from £20; juniors from £10 – and a special 2-for-1 offer