Loaded Barbarians Set For Autumn Tour

The dust has settled on a wild six weeks of rugby and the spectacle that was the World Cup in Japan. 

Many of us may be experiencing World Cup withdrawals, but there is still great rugby coming up to help whet the appetite. 

First up, the world's funnest touring side, the Barbarians, will be traveling to play Fiji, Brazil and Wales over the course of the next three weeks. 

Watch the Barbarians take on Fiji this Saturday right here on FloRugby!

What's more exciting is the Barbarians have assembled an extremely strong side for the tour, including four brand new World Cup champions, including Tendai Mtawarira, Lukhanyo Am, Makazole Mapimpi, and Herschel Jantjies.

The Baabaa's are always sure to put on a show, and with a date against the Flying Fijians set for this weekend, fans can be sure there will be fireworks. 

Two legends of the game, Tendai "The Beast" Mtawarira and Rory Best, will anchor the Barbarians front row. The two men have over 240 combined test caps, and are revered by everyone around the game. This will be the end of their run on the international stage, so they'll be soaking up every last moment. 

Scotland powerhouse Josh Strauss and Canada captain Tyler Ardron are part of a strong back row. Ardron plays his rugby in New Zealand for Super Rugby side Chiefs, and has been a shining light for Canada despite their struggles of late. 

Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am were both instrumental in the Springboks World Cup run, especially in the final when they teamed up for one of the great tries in World Cup final history. 

French superstar Mathieu Bastareaud joins the fray as well before he ships of this winter to play for Rugby United New York in the MLR. 

David Havili from New Zealand was unlucky to be left out of the World Cup squad, but you can bet he'll be a major All Black component in the build up to France 2023. 

66-cap Springbok Morne Steyn is also in the side, the man with one of the sweetest right boots in the game sure to showcase some of his immense skills on the tour. 

Curwin Bosch and Joe Powell are two young rising stars, and Dylan Leyds is one of the game's most exciting players, period.

Hopefully Leyds brings his bag of tricks, such as he's done here:

England boss Eddie Jones will coach the team when they take on Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday, while Wales coach and legend Warren Gatland will take charge of the team when they visit Wales. 

It will be Gatland's final assignment in Wales, and he is sure to be given the most sincere send-off from the Welsh fans. 

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