Barbarian Rugby Club
The Barbarian Rugby Club, more commonly known as the French Barbarians, is a rugby union team formed in 1979 and based in France. It was founded as an amateur invitational team modeled on the Barbarian F.C..
|Most caps||Denis Charvet (85)|
|Most appearances||Denis Charvet (13)|
|French Barbarians 26 – 22 Scotland|
(2 May 1980)
|French Barbarians 45 – 4 Japan|
(27 October 1985)
| XV des Présidents 83 – 12 French Barbarians|
(20 September 2003)
From the start of the 2017–18 season, the French Barbarians became the official second national team of the French Rugby Federation, which had previously designated either the France U20 side or France A as that team.
The French Barbarians play in sky, navy and royal blue hooped jerseys. As with the original Barbarians, players retain the socks from their "home" club strip.
Jean-Claude Skrela founded the club after he had played for, and adored, the original Barbarians in the later days of his career. Through the amateur era, all players chosen for the side were either French or played 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 José Amalfitani Stadium in Buenos Aires on 20 June 2009 as part of the mid-year test series, and lost 32–18.
In 2016 the French Barbarians beat Australia XV by 19–11 in their first match against an Australian side for over twenty years. And in late 2017 they beat the Māori All Blacks 19–15 in the Autumn internationals, which was the first time playing that side.
Matches against international sides
|XV des Présidents||1||0||1||0||0%|
|Māori All Blacks||1||1||0||0||100%|
- Coaches : Ugo Mola
Note: Bold denotes players that have represented the French Barbarians in previous matches. Italics represents uncapped players. Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
- Melrose Sevens
- Champions (1): 1983
- Australian Barbarians
- Brussels Barbarians
- Fiji Barbarians
- New Zealand Barbarians
- South African Barbarians
- "Les Barbarians Français deviennent une équipe nationale" (in French). Fédération Française de Rugby. 23 October 2017. Archived from the original on 6 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
- "Next Senior National Representative Team June 2003-2017" (PDF). World Rugby. 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- "Next Senior National Representative Team June 2003–2012" (PDF). World Rugby. 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- "LE XV TITULAIRE FACE AUX MAORIS !". Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.