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BBC to televise Killik Cup clash between Barbarians and Argentina

The Twickenham showdown between Barbarians and Argentina will be aired live on the BBC, as both team vie for the Killik Cup on December 1.

As the Baa-Baas return to the BBC for the first time in almost a decade, the match against the Pumas follows a vintage display against England in May where they beat the hosts 63-45.

“We’re delighted to be renewing our partnership with the BBC for this match which gives us the chance to showcase the excitement and enjoyment for which the Barbarians are famous,” Barbarians chairman John Spencer commented.

“It’s a reflection of the enduring relevance and status of the club and we’re sure it will help us connect with a new generation of fans.”

It was confirmed last week Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus will lead the Barbarians, with an ensemble of All Blacks-beaters including Eben Etzebeth, Handre Pollard and Tendai Mtawarira in tow.

On the occasion, Erasmus said: “The Barbarians are renowned for bringing together great individuals and the challenge for coaches is moulding them into a team that plays wonderful rugby.”

Wallabies scrum-half Will Genia has also been confirmed to play for the Barbarians, as the players from the southern hemisphere cap off their tour of autumn internationals with the Killik Cup clash.

Genia will move closer to becoming the eighth Australian to pass 100 Test caps should be play in the matches against Wales, Italy and England this autumn.

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