Barbarians announce women's team fixture against Munster

The Barbarians' first women's team will make their debut at Thomond Park
The Barbarians' first women's team will make their debut at Thomond Park

Barbarians have announced the launch of their women's team for the first time that will be seen in action against Munster at Thomond Park on 10th November.

Coached by former World Cup winner Giselle Mather, the Baa-Baas women's side will also be lining up for several matches against club, provincial and international sides with a full fixture to be finalised later this year.

Barbarians chairman John Spencer stated that the women's side has been launched with a motive to take the women's game to a different level.

"We're delighted to open a new chapter in the Barbarian FC's history with the creation of our women's team," Spencer said.

"Its formation is something we've been working towards for a number of years and it is a reflection of the excellence of the global women's game which was showcased so brilliantly at this year's World Cup in Ireland.

"Our aim is to welcome more talented players into this iconic club to forge new friendships and play with the style and passion for which the Barbarians are famous."

Susie Brown (Scotland), Fiona Coghlan (Ireland), Claire Cripps and Megan Goddard (England), Elen Evans (Wales), Emma Jenson (New Zealand), Christelle Le Duff (France) and Kelly Russell (Canada), have all accepted invitations to play for the Barbarians Women's team against Munster and have 440 international caps between them.