Barbarian F.C. will face Samoa this autumn as the two sides meet at Twickenham for the Killik Cup on Saturday 27 November.
It will be just the second time the teams have met, the first being at London’s Olympic Park ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015, which marked the first-ever rugby match at the venue.
The last edition of the Killik Cup took place in 2019, when Fiji edged a narrow 31-33 victory over the famous Black and White with five tries apiece in a thrilling spectacle in front of a 50,000-strong crowd. Rugby legends including Rory Best, Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira, Mathieu Bastareaud and Makazole Mapimpi turned out in style for the international side.
John Spencer, President of Barbarian F.C. said: “We are very happy to announce our 2021 Killik Cup fixture this November and look forward to welcoming Samoa to Twickenham for what will no doubt be a wonderful match.”
Spencer added: “With our long history of playing with our trademark style of flair, courage, spirit and passion, the Barbarians love lining up against exciting international sides like Samoa and we know this fixture will be an unforgettable rugby experience.
“The Barbarians are also looking forward to welcoming back fans back to HQ for the 2021 Killik Cup, for what always promises to be an electric and unmissable game of international rugby.”
As an international club, the Barbarians have had many Samoan legends representing the famous Black and White shirt, amongst them Pat Lam, Daniel Leo, Trevor Leota, Brian Lima, Semo Sititi and more recently Paul Williams, Census Johnston, Tusi Pisi and Kahn Fotuali’i.