England’s international curtain-raiser against the Barbarians this Sunday is in major doubt following a number of coronavirus protocol breaches among the invitational team. England's match against the Barbarians is in doubt after several of the invitational side had a night out, contrary to Covid-19 rules. An England Rugby Football Union investigation found Barbarians players left their hotel on Tuesday and Wednesday without permission and without informing organizers about their whereabouts. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, who has coached the Baabaas previously, lamented the absence of UK players in the game. — Mick Collins (@MickPCollins) November 30, 2019. baffling moment to start off #WALvBAR why in god/jesus/allahs name did they play god save the queen for the Baba's?

Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. The non-Test international will be the only game that Jones gets to prepare his squad before they head to Rome for the delayed final day of the Six Nations, before a four-game Autumn Nations Cup programme follows through November and December.

Elliot Daly has been left out of the England squad to face the Barbarians this weekend as Eddie Jones begins his final preparations for their Six Nations showdown with Italy. Registered in England No. You want it to be a truly global thing.".

"There has been a great deal of effort put into Covid codes of conduct and planning for games, including co-operation with Premiership clubs to release additional players to fulfil the fixture safely, and we are all incredibly frustrated and disappointed that the actions of a number of Barbarians players mean we no longer feel it is safe for the game to go ahead.". It's the players' game and sometimes coaches forget that. There's a lot of lessons in this sort of experience. A host of star names from Saracens will be joining the Barbarians camp on Monday as the famous club begins preparations for the Quilter Cup.

Rory Best looked so awkard trying to not acknowledge it was the song been played #Rugby thoughts anyone? However, the RFU discovered today that Barbarians players had also left their team hotel on Tuesday and ruled that the game had to be called off, to avoid the risk of England players contracting the virus before a five-Test autumn campaign. Traditionally at least one uncapped player is selected for each match. Please, The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. Initially, 12 players in the 23-man… The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium.

Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Daly left out of England side to face Barbarians as Jones names squad, Is this the closest we’ll get to knowing if Saracens can beat England, Manu Vunipola to face brothers Billy and Mako in England vs Barbarians, Spencer left out as Jones names 26-man England training squad, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Initially, 12 players in the 23-man… Banter from the BaaBaas fairplay ?? Surely it should be the "world in Union" as the @Barbarian_FC anthem not God save the queen #WALvBAR — Philip rees (@Phil_rees_wru) November 30, 2019 Incredibly, playing “God save the Queen”, in Cardiff, to herald a Barbarians side coached by Warren Gatland, captained by Rory Best and bereft of English players, prompted a less than euphoric crowd response.

Sign up to our mailing list for a weekly digest from the wide world of rugby. It is claimed several Barbarians players went to a central London pub on Tuesday as well as an Italian restaurant on Wednesday. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. The hardest problem is getting it to fit into the calendar. Bath back Tom De Glanville, who was released by England coach Eddie Jones to play for the Barbarians after being called up for the national squad's training camp, is also widely reported to have been among the group who ventured out. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. “We’ve had two really good camps, going back to basics and how we want to play. The Barbarians play in black and white hoops, though players wear the socks from their own club strip.