French Barbarians

French Barbarians

French Barbarians
Nickname(s) Les Babas
Coach(es) France Laurent Labit
France Laurent Travers
Captain(s) France William Servat
Team kit
First match
French Barbarians 26 – 22  Scotland
(2 May 1980)
Largest win
French Barbarians 45 – 4  Japan
(27 October 1985)
Largest defeat
 France 83 – 12 French Barbarians
(20 September 2003)

The Barbarian Rugby Club, more commonly known as the French Barbarians (French: Barbarians français), are an invitational rugby union team that is based in France. The team is based on the Barbarians and was founded by Jean-Claude Skrela after he played for and adored the Barbarians in the later days of his career. The French Barbarians play in Sky, Navy and Royal hooped jerseys, and as with the original Barbarians, players retain the socks from their "home" club strip. All of the players chosen for the side are either French or play for French clubs.

One of the most recent matches was against the Argentina national team (Los Pumas) in early 2007, as part of their preparation for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. For the game, held in Biarritz, the coaches were Jacques Delmas (Biarritz), Patrice Lagisquet (Biarritz) and were captained by Thomas Lièvremont. While in 2008 they beat Canada in Victoria. They played with Argentina at Vélez Sársfield in Buenos Aires on 20 June 2009 as part of the mid-year test series, and lost 32–18

Current squad

Squad to face Samoa in November 2013.[1] The coaches are:

  • France Fabrice Landreau (FC Grenoble asst. Coach)
  • France Franck Corrihons (FC Grenoble asst. Coach)
  • France Philippe Rougé-Thomas

Note: Bold denotes players that have represented the Barbarians in previous tours.

Former players

See also


External links

  • Official Website
  • Argentina beat French Barbarians
  • Caucau a French Barbarian