Source: Lynne Cameron - RFU

Star-studded squads named for Killik Cup

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Barbarian F.C. President John Spencer says he is expecting the Barbarians to set Twickenham alight as the squads come together to prepare for the historic Killik Cup Double Header.  

Spencer said: “It’s great to have the Barbarians men’s and women’s squads in camp to prepare for the Killik Cup. We have an exciting group of players including some real household names for rugby fans – and our players will, thanks to the experience of the Barbarians, leave this week as life-long friends. They’ll get to know each other on and off the pitch, enjoy the unique friendship the Barbarians’ ethos creates and play some world-class rugby against Samoa and the Springbok Women’s XV next weekend.”


Head Coach: Jo Yapp (England, Worcester Warriors)

Assistant Coach: Rachel Taylor (Wales, Sale Sharks)

Assistant Coach: Celine Allainmat (France, Stade Rennais Rugby – part of World Rugby’s Women’s High Performance Coach Development programme)

Team Manager: Fiona Stockley (England, Wasps)

  1. Rochelle Clark (England, Saracens)
  2. Hope Rogers (USA, Life West)
  3. Simi Pam (England, Bristol Bears)
  4. Lindsay Peat (Ireland, Railway Union)
  5. Laura Russell (Canada, Toronto Nomads)
  6. Isabel Rico Vasquez (Spain, Olimpico De Pozuelo Madrid)
  7. Alycia Washington (USA, Worcester Warriors)
  8. Lenaig Corson (France, Stade Rennais Rugby)
  9. Sonia Green (England, Saracens)
  10. Anna Caplice (Ireland, Gloucester Hartpury)
  11. Beth Dainton (Wales, Harlequins)
  12. Ciara Griffin (Ireland, UL Bohemians)
  13. Karen Paquin (Canada, Stade Bordelais)
  14. Natasha Hunt (Pictured above) (England, Gloucester Hartpury)
  15. Sammy Wong (New Zealand, Wasps)
  16. Katy Daley-McLean (England, Sale Sharks)
  17. Morgane Peyronnet (France, Montpellier Herault Rugby)
  18. Sene Naoupu (Ireland, Leinster)
  19. Jenny Murphy (Ireland, Old Belvedere RFC)
  20. Rhona Lloyd (Scotland, Les Lionnes Du Stade Bordelais)
  21. Sarah Levy (USA, New York Rugby Club)
  22. Katie Mason (England, Wasps)
  23. Bulou Mataitoga (USA, Berkeley All Blues)

Head Coach Jo Yapp said: “It’s great to have everyone in camp and we’re looking forward to the week. We know the Springboks will be a tough test so our preparation is all about getting to know each other, blending personalities and playing styles and ensuring every player has the chance to express themselves.

“A Barbarians camp is a unique experience and, while many of the squad know each other as opposition, this week we will really unite as one team.”

Twickenham will host a day of high-octane international rugby in this historic double header event, with stars from around the globe representing both the men’s and women’s teams.  Barbarian Women will take on a Springboks Women’s XV at 5.15pm following the men’s match.


Head Coach: Dave Rennie (Australia)

Assistant Coach: Jonathan Humphries (Wales)

Analyst: Craig Whelan (Australia)

  1. Tom Robertson (Australia, Western Force)
  2. Malcolm Marx (South Africa, Kubota Spears)
  3. Shinnosuke Kakinaga (Japan, Tokyo Sungoliath)
  4. Jack Dunne (Leinster)
  5. Rodrigo Fernandez Criado (Argentina, Los Ceibos)
  6. Pete Samu (Australia, ACT Brumbies)
  7. Rob Leota (Australia, Melbourne Rebels)
  8. Olly Robinson (Cardiff Blues)
  9. Tate McDermott (Australia, Queensland Reds)
  10. Ryoto Nakamura (Japan, Tokyo Sungoliath)
  11. Tom Wright (Australia, ACT Brumbies)
  12. Len Ikitau (Australia, ACT Brumbies)
  13. Izaia Perese (Japan, NSW Waratahs)
  14. Filipo Daugunu (Australia, Queensland Reds)
  15. James O’Connor (Australia, Queensland Red)
  16. Steven Kitshoff (South Africa, DHL Stormers)
  17. Kosuke Horikoshi (Japan, Tokyo Sungoliath)
  18. Naohiro Kotaki (Japan, Sunwolves)
  19. Angus Bell (Australia, NSW Waratahs)
  20. Duane Vermeulen (South Africa, Ulster Rugby)
  21. Nic White (Australia, ACT Brumbies)
  22. Ryan Wilson (Scotland, Glasgow Warriors)
  23. Rob Kearney (Ireland, former Leinster and Western Force)
  24. Marcos Moneta (Argentina, San Isidro Club)

Head Coach Dave Rennie said: “We’ve got a great group of players here and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the week, learning about them all and getting input from everyone as to how we want to play next Saturday.

“Every one of these guys are honoured to become Barbarians and there’s already a real sense of excitement and anticipation.

“We have brought a diverse range of countries and cultures together and it’s going to make for an exceptional week.”

The Killik Cup Double Header- Twickenham Stadium

Saturday 27th November 2021

Barbarians v Samoa – 2.30pm K.O.

Barbarian Women v Springbok Women’s XV – 5.15pm K.O.

The ticket price includes both matches and are selling fast, with a big crowd expected. Secure your seats early and be part of the action from *£35 for adults and kids *£15. Visit:

Hospitality packages are available to purchase from £119 per person via

(*Booking fees apply).

With thanks to the Barbarians