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England coach Jones to lead Barbarians against Fiji

England head coach Eddie Jones will take charge of the Barbarians against Fiji at Twickenham after the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup.

Jones will oversee the invitational side for the game on November 16, two weeks after what he hopes will be a World Cup final appearance for England in Japan.

It is the first time Jones has been asked to coach the Barbarians, having served as assistant under Jake White when the Baa-Baas took on Australia at Wembley in 2008.

“It’s a huge honour to be invited to coach the Barbarians,” Jones said.

“The club perfectly embodies the values and traditions of the sport and fans can expect to see an exciting match between two sides who like to play end-to-end running rugby. 

“2019 is a massive year for international rugby and I’m looking forward to returning to Twickenham after a successful World Cup campaign to coach a Barbarians team containing some of the stars of the tournament.”

The Barbarians and Fiji last met at Twickenham six years ago, when almost 70,000 were in attendance to witness a 43-19 victory for the invitational side. News wire is powered by opta

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