O’Connor, who will be joined by his Wallabies teammate Matt Giteau in the Baabaas backline, converted his own last minute, match-winning try in last weekend’s stunning victory over the All Blacks, will make his debut for the club. He will be surrounded by experience however as All Black winger, Joe Rokocoko, makes his fourth appearance in the famous black and white jersey. French fly-half, Trinh-Duc also makes his debut for the club and his Gallic flair with ball in-hand will undoubtedly suit the famous ethos of Baabaas rugby.
But it’s not only the backline that boasts the planet’s best rugby players – the forwards include All Blacks hooker, Keven Mealamu, Ireland’s most-capped player ever, John Hayes, and Italy legend Salvatore Perugini. They will be joining Wales and British Lions Martin Williams and Kiwi giant Rodney So’oialo.
Hayes, who has won over 100 caps for Ireland will be making his debut for the club as will Kiwi Keven Mealamu, who given his predilection to keep the ball in hand will fit in well with the Baabaas style of running rugby.
Tickets are now on sale via ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 847 2492. Prices range from £35 to £65 for adults, £17.50 to £32.50 for juniors (under-16) and special family tickets (two adults, two juniors) are available.
MasterCard competition – win tickets to BaaBaas game
Once again, MasterCard is offering one lucky rugby fan the chance to become a BaaBaa, joining the team at the 23rd squad member.
MasterCard is Match Sponsor for the international Barbarian fixtures throughout 2010. Each of these matches should be referred to as The MasterCard Trophy. MasterCard is also the Exclusive Payment System Partner of the Barbarian International Matches.
The lucky winner will spend the pre-match week with the star-studded team as they prepare to take on the Boks, getting the inside track on what life is like as a Barbarian and enjoying the game from the subs bench at Twickenham.