The Killik Cup will be on the line on Sunday 28 May (kick-off 3pm), as Eddie Jones goes head-to-head with former New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen – who leads a World XV in what is set to be an unmissable clash in London - Twickenham Stadium. Jones is named head coach of the Barbarians for the second time, with his side edged out 33-31 by Fiji in what was a rollercoaster Killik Cup clash at Twickenham in November 2019 and is more motivated than ever to put on a good show.
The Barbarians proved during the autumn that the values and traditions which make the Baa-baas so special are still very much alive, with compelling games against an All Blacks XV at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and club matches against Harlequins, Bath and Northampton. Now they take on the World, fans can expect to see two top-quality teams, packed full of profile international players, going all out to catch the eye ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
Hansen has coached both for and against the Barbarians during his career, and is expecting the unexpected. It will be a hugely entertaining match with tries guaranteed and played in a festival atmosphere.