Flying Fijians to face Barbarians in June Test

The FIJI Water Flying Fijians will take on the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 22 June 2024, in what will be their fifth encounter for the Killik Cup since the first match-up more than 50 years ago.

Confirming the news, Fiji Rugby Union Interim Administrator Simione Valenitabua said games like these are invaluable to Fiji Rugby, alongside World Rugby’s continued support with the Fijian Drua Super Rugby team.

“Fiji is grateful for the chance to play against the Barbarians at Twickenham, an iconic rugby
venue. The Club has a rich 130-year history with many of the greats of rugby representing them
in that time,” Valenitabua said.

Echoing similar sentiments, FRU High Performance Unit General Manager BJ Mather said
these matches play an important role in the development of our play in the international stage.

“Our 2019 fixture against the Barbarians provided a brilliant building block, which culminated in
a successful Rugby World Cup campaign in 2023,” Mather said. “This match will start that four-year process again and we look forward to an action-packed day full of tries and entertaining rugby for the fans at Twickenham.”

In their last four games, Fiji have won twice. They won the first match-up in 1970 at a packed Gosforth stadium, 29-9, as well as the most recent encounter in 2019 at Twickenham Stadium, 33-31.

The match is set for a 3pm kick-off.

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