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Topic ClosedBarbarians v Bedford - Event Date: 18 Mar 2008

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    Posted: 12 Mar 2008 at 12:57

BARBARIAN FOOTBALL CLUB

NEWS RELEASE 12 March 2008

Team Announced For Mobbs Memorial Match

The Barbarians have invited players from eight nations, including seven internationals, to represent the Club in the 81st Mobbs Memorial Match at Goldington Road , Bedford , on Tuesday 18 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

The starting line-up features the brothers Mark and Bradley Davies among the backs and Steve Martin, who will emulate his father Allan by playing for the Barbarians.

The international contingent includes USA Eagle Paul Emerick in the centre and the 25-times capped Ireland wing Justin Bishop.

Club president Micky Steele-Bodger said, “Our squad reflects the balance we always try to bring to these long-established fixtures. Alongside the established players we also have promising stars of the future such as the England under-20 wing, Dan Norton and the Wales Sevens' player, Dafydd Hewitt.”

He added, “We are looking forward to returning to Goldington Road where we have many happy connections. That includes our coach for the match, Paul Turner, who played with such distinction for the Bedford club a decade ago.”

Bedford Blues provide the opposition for the Mobbs Memorial Match for the first time though the Barbarians did play a fixture against the original Bedford club in 1894.

Tickets for the match at £10 with Under-16s free are available from Bedford Blues on 08718711886

Barbarians team:

Bradley Davies (Plymouth Albion); *Dan Norton (Gloucester Rugby), *Paul Emerick (Newport Gwent Dragons & USA), *Dafydd Hewitt (Cardiff Blues), *Justin Bishop (Doncaster Knights & Ireland); *Mark Davies (Gloucester Rugby), *Ross Blake (Cambridge University); David Maddocks (Coventry), *Sean Crombie (Boroughmuir), Ben Evans (Sale Sharks & Wales), *Steve Martin (Neath Rugby), *Andrew Hall (Newport Gwent Dragons & Scotland), Luke Sherriff (Nottingham), Andy Powell (Cardiff Blues), *Richard Parks (Newport Gwent Dragons & Wales)

Replacements: Joe Duffey (Nottingham), Nigel Hall (Nottingham), Andy Kennedy (Banbridge), *Ledua Jope (Army & Fiji), *Harvey Biljon (Blackheath), *Oliver Viney (Preston Grasshoppers), *Darragh O'Mahony (Old Albanians & Ireland)

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Barbarian Fixtures : March-June 2008

Tuesday 18 March v Bedford at Goldington Road (Mobbs Memorial Match) - 7.30pm

Wednesday 9 April v Edinburgh Academicals at Raeburn Place - 6.00pm

Saturday 24 May v Belgium XV at King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels – 6.00pm

Tuesday 27 May v Ireland at Kingsholm, Gloucester – 7.45pm

Sunday 1 June v England at Twickenham – 3.00pm

The Barbarian Football Club is sponsored by Gartmore, one of the UK 's leading investment companies.

For further details contact:

Alan Evans, Barbarian FC

Tel: (o) 02920 790705 (m) 07900 102626

email: alan.evans@thebarbarians.co.uk

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2008 at 17:55
Good to see Andy Hall and Darragh O'Mahony - both ex-Moseley - involved as well as Dan Norton who is duel Moseley/Gloucester registered.  Talking of Andy Hall, I remember him as a mini running amok in the Moseley clubhouse on Sunday mornings!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2008 at 21:19
Some good players in the line up, looking forward to cracking Barbarians type game where good rugby is the order of the day not the result. Have a good evening any of you that are coming.Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Mar 2008 at 22:24
How come they changed the match to Barbarians v Bedford this season instead of the traditional East Midlands game,and then picked a team made up of players from East Midlands clubs!?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2008 at 19:48
GB13, sure I read that Bedford were asked to field a team by East Midlands as they felt they were not able to get a strong enough team to do the game justice. Honestly don't know if it was a one off or something more permanent. Decent game though, the young Moseley winger is going to skin a few defences during his career.
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