Barbarians squad assembles for Autumn Tour opener

Barbarians head coach Eddie Jones during training session

The Barbarians squad assembled yesterday for their first training session under Eddie Jones ahead of Saturday's opening Autumn Tour fixture against Fiji at Twickenham.

Lukhanyo Am Makazole Mapimpi and Tendai Mtawarira at Barbarians training session

South African Rugby World Cup winners Lukhanyo Am, Makazole Mapimpi and Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira were present at the training session in London.

Barbarians head coach Eddie Jones talks to his players during training session

For the opening match against Fiji, the Baa Baas will be coached by Eddie Jones, whose England team fell to a ruthless Springboks performance in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final earlier this month.

Barbarians players and coaching staff pose for a team picture

A bumper crowd of over 50,000 is expected at Twickenham and tickets are still available from only £20 for Adults and £15 for Kids (booking fees apply). Visit:

Barbarians squad for Autumn Tour

Forwards: Tendai Mtawarira (South Africa), Rory Best (Ireland), Enrique Pieretto (Argentina), Luke Jones (Australia), Matt Philip (Australia), Pete Samu (Australia), Marco Van Staden (South Africa), Josh Strauss (Scotland), Andrew Makalio (Uncapped), Campese Maafu (Fiji), Hencus van Wyk (Uncapped), Tyler Ardron (Canada), Angus Cottrel (Uncapped)

Backs: Makazole Mapimpi (South Africa), Mathieu Bastareaud (France), Lukhanyo Am (South Africa), Jano Vermaak (South Africa), David Havili (New Zealand), Morne Steyn (South Africa), Santiago Iglesias (Argentina), Curwin Bosch (South Africa), Billy Meakes (Uncapped), Bautista Ezcurra (Argentina), Andre Esterhuizen (South Africa), Joe Powell (Australia), Dylan Leyds (South Africa)

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