Posted on: October 11, 2017

THE Barbarians will make history at Thomond Park when they will bring together the stars of the world women’s game for the first time on November 10.

The famous club launched their women’s side this week whose first match is against Munster on November 10 at 2.30pm, before the male Barbarians take on Tonga — and tickets include admission to both matches.

Fiona Coghlan, who captained Ireland to a Six Nations title in 2013, has been named in the first group of players to pull on the Barbarians shirt and players from six different nations will take part.

The players who have already accepted invitations have 440 international caps between them. Coghlan is joined by Susie Brown (Scotland), Claire Cripps and Megan Goddard (England), Elen Evans (Wales), Emma Jenson (New Zealand), Christelle Le Duff (France) and Kelly Russell (Canada).

“The Barbarians are one of the reasons I fell in love with rugby and to be coaching this side is a massive honour,” said Giselle Mather, the Wasps Director of Rugby and a World Cup winner with England in 1994.

“I can’t wait to get these players from all different nationalities together with everything they bring from their different environments. It’s going to be a massive opportunity for all these athletes.

“The state of the women’s game is phenomenal at the moment following events like the World Cup. With the Barbarians coming in on top of that it’s taking the game to a different level.”

World Rugby’s General Manager for Women’s Rugby Katie Sadleir said: “It’s an incredibly exciting development in international rugby to see the first women’s Barbarians team being formed.

“The talented players that have been recruited from around the world for this team provide an excellent opportunity to deliver more inspirational rugby maintaining the momentum created during the recent World Cup in Ireland.”


General Tickets

Adult tickets from €15 and Family tickets from €40 can be purchased online here or from the Munster Rugby Ticket Office in Thomond Park 061-421103