10th November 2017
From €15 to €50



The World’s most famous invitation side – The Barbarians  are back at the iconic Limerick venue – Thomond Park to complete this year’s world tour by taking on Tonga on Friday, November 10 – 19.30 Kick Off.


The Baa-baas squad will be packed with international stars from across the globe and this will be their first ever match against Tonga.


With the Barbarians expansive attacking game alongside the Tongan flair and steely resolve, you will be guaranteed an evening of explosive rugby, with pace, power and entertainment.


An Early Bird 20% online discount on Category A & B adult tickets is available from 14 to 28 August.


Other tickets from €15 for Adults, €10 for Juniors and Family Packages are available. Visit  / 0818 719 300 or call the Thomond Park Ticket Office on 061 421103 (*booking fees apply).



Announcing the match, Thomond Park Stadium Director John Cantwell said: “We are delighted to have secured another prestigious Barbarians event as we continue to enhance the reputation of Thomond Park Stadium as an international class venue.

“The last two fixtures against Ireland in 2010 and 2015 have produced some great rugby and close results. With the Barbarians philosophy of playing an expansive attacking game alongside the Tongan flair and steely resolve we can expect an evening of high class rugby, which I am sure our fans will come and support.”

“The Barbarians are delighted to be returning to Limerick, where we’ve enjoyed success on the pitch and established a great rapport with Munster Rugby’s knowledgeable supporters,” said Barbarians President Micky Steele-Bodger.

“Tonga has provided the world with so many great players, their dynamic way of playing the game will challenge any team and we look forward to facing the Sipi Tau challenge before what should be an entertaining contest.”

A number of Tonga internationals have represented the club including Premiership great Epi Taione and France-based prop Sona Taumalolo, the latter playing in the 39-29 victory over England in 2014.

Bristol centre Siale Piutau captained Tonga this summer when a 30-26 win against Samoa ultimately secured their place in Pool C of the 2019 World Cup. They are coached by Toutai Kefu, the former Australia No.8 who appeared for the Barbarians against England in 2006.

“Playing the Barbarians is a monumental opportunity for any nation and they come with a great tradition and reputation, and provide a hallmark for fantastic, running rugby,” said Tonga’s Chairman Fe’ao Vunipola. 

“Tonga Rugby Union is grateful for the chance for their Ikaletahi to play against such a prestigious team and we are very much looking forward to an entertaining game.”

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