England to lock horns with Barbarians in June

Twickenham Stadium will be hosting England's game against Barbarians
Twickenham Stadium will be hosting England's game against Barbarians
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England and Barbarians will be locking horns with each other for the first time since 2019 with Twickehnam Stadium hosting the encounter on 19th June.

The game will be played ahead of England's tour of Australia that will include a three Test series to be played on 2nd, 9th and 16th July in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney respectively.

“The Barbarians fixture is a special one in rugby, it’s always a good challenge for the players, entertaining for supporters and showcases the spirit of the game," said Jones.

“It’s been great to play back in full stadiums again and we know this game is one that the fans enjoy and we’re looking forward to playing in front of the Twickenham crowd.

“It will also be a good preparation for us ahead of an important tour to Australia.”

President of Barbarian F.C John Spencer is thrilled by the opportunity of facing England at Twickenham Stadium.

“We are delighted to be returning to Twickenham to face England once again this June. The Barbarians have a long history of playing this national side and the fixture promises thrilling rugby, reignited rivalries and the opportunity for some familiar faces to line up against former teammates.

“It often brings out the epitome of Barbarians rugby - friendship, enjoyment, flair and skill. We intend to put out a strong, exciting and passionate team and put on a spectacular afternoon of rugby - for England, and for the fans."

The last time these two teams met was in 2019 when England recorded a 51-43 win over Barbarians riding on a double from Alex Dombrandt and a 26-point contribution from Marcus Smith.