New Zealand Barbarians

The New Zealand Barbarians, nicknamed the "Baa-Baas", are an invitational rugby union team. They have been a 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.[1]

New Zealand Barbarians
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UnionNew Zealand Rugby Union
Nickname(s)Baa-Baas
Founded1937
Ground(s)Eden Park
Coach(es)Scott McLeod
Team kit
Official website
www.barbarianrugby.co.nz

The club is based in New Zealand, at Eden Park in Auckland. The idea came from the concept of the Barbarian F.C..

Playing kit and symbolEdit

The New Zealand Barbarians wear scarlet red jerseys with white shorts. The symbol of the team is a white leaping lamb.


2017 squadEdit

Provincial Barbarians squad to play the British and Irish Lions on 3 June 2017.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national union under World Rugby eligibility rules.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Club/province Union
Sam Anderson-Heather Hooker (1988-02-15) 15 February 1988 (age 33)   Otago   New Zealand
Andrew Makalio Hooker (1992-01-22) 22 January 1992 (age 29)   Tasman / Crusaders   New Zealand
Tolu Fahamokioa Prop (1991-05-05) 5 May 1991 (age 30)   Wellington   Tonga
Oliver Jager Prop (1995-06-05) 5 June 1995 (age 26)   Canterbury / Crusaders   Ireland
Marcel Renata Prop (1994-01-24) 24 January 1994 (age 27)   Auckland   New Zealand
Aidan Ross Prop (1995-10-25) 25 October 1995 (age 25)   Bay of Plenty   New Zealand
Josh Goodhue Lock (1995-06-13) 13 June 1995 (age 26)   Northland / Blues   New Zealand
Keepa Mewett Lock (1987-05-10) 10 May 1987 (age 34)   Bay of Plenty   New Zealand
James Tucker Lock (1991-08-05) 5 August 1991 (age 30)   Waikato / Chiefs   New Zealand
Lachlan Boshier Flanker (1994-11-16) 16 November 1994 (age 26)   Taranaki / Chiefs   New Zealand
Mitchell Dunshea Flanker (1995-11-18) 18 November 1995 (age 25)   Canterbury / Crusaders   New Zealand
Matt Matich Flanker (1991-07-10) 10 July 1991 (age 30)   Northland   New Zealand
Peter Rowe Number 8 (1981-12-07) 7 December 1981 (age 39)   Wanganui   New Zealand
Jack Stratton Scrum-half (1994-08-21) 21 August 1994 (age 27)   Canterbury   New Zealand
Richard Judd Scrum-half (1992-05-18) 18 May 1992 (age 29)   Bay of Plenty   New Zealand
Bryn Gatland Fly-half (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 26)   North Harbour   New Zealand
Dwayne Sweeney Centre (1984-08-08) 8 August 1984 (age 37)   Waikato   New Zealand
Inga Finau Centre (1994-08-21) 21 August 1994 (age 27)   Taranaki   New Zealand
Jonah Lowe Wing (1996-05-09) 9 May 1996 (age 25)   Hawke's Bay   New Zealand
Sevu Reece Wing (1997-02-13) 13 February 1997 (age 24)   Waikato   Fiji
Sam Vaka Wing (1992-10-26) 26 October 1992 (age 28)   Counties Manukau   New Zealand
Luteru Laulala Fullback (1995-05-30) 30 May 1995 (age 26)   Counties Manukau   New Zealand
Junior Ngaluafe Fullback (1991-11-24) 24 November 1991 (age 29)   Southland   New Zealand

RepresentativesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Provincial Barbarians squad confirmed
  3. ^ "All Blacks website". stats.allblacks.com. All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby. 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2010.