SGS Training day with the World Class Barbarians

SGS students have had the privilege of watching international sensations The Barbarians train at our WISE campus. The Barbarians are currently on a month-long European tour, where they will play against Northampton, Bristol Bears, Scarlets, Brive and the Harlequins.

Since The Barbarians debut in 1890, they have worn their iconic Black and White hoops. The current squad consists of Australian and Japanese players, many of which are on standby for the world cup.  

For SGS students, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with some of the world's most exceptional rugby players including the likes of James O'Connor, Tom Wright, Hunter Paisami, and Ned Hanigan.  

Our students were also privileged to interact with world-class coaches who are the guiding forces behind The Barbarians' excellence. Among them were Laurie Fischer, Nathan Grey, Jason Gilmore, and Berrick Baines.

This memorable event with The Barbarians adds to a growing list of prestigious teams hosted at our WISE campus. Over the past 18 months, SGS have been privileged to welcome esteemed teams such as the Red Roses, Canada, and South Africa

We are excited to announce that our campus is set to receive visits from two of the most successful rugby teams in the world. The Canterbury Crusaders and The Vodacom Blue Balls, we are really excited about these upcoming events. We would like to thank The Barbarians for graciously taking the time to engage with our students, we wish you all the best in your upcoming fixtures.  

"We are delighted to open our doors to World Class sides such as the Barbarians and they have been incredible guest. During their time training at our WISE Campus, they have interacted with coaching, academic staff and our students to share their experience and perspective of the elite game. This was the official first week of college for our students and what an amazing start to the players journeys to meet some superstars of the game. We are so happy we can enrich our students with experiences such as these. Thank you to the squad and staff who engaged with our students and gave them a once in a lifetime opportunity." - Dan Cox, Director of Rugby

Rose Stiff
Digital Marketing Assistant
Article last updated:
September 7, 2023
Article originally published :
September 7, 2023
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