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Former Glasgow Warriors coach to take charge of Barbarians

Rennie, who currently manages the Australia national team, was at the Warriors for three years between 2017 and 2020.

Former Glasgow Warriors coach to take charge of Barbarians SNS Group

Former Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie will take charge of the Barbarians team for their game against Samoa at Twickenham.

New Zealand-born Rennie, who currently manages the Australia national team, was at the Warriors for three years between 2017 and 2020.

He will again be joined by Wales assistant coach Jonathon Humphreys for the game in London on November 27.

Humphreys also worked with Rennie during his spell in Glasgow.

The duo will welcome three experienced players to their squad.

Former Argentina captain Pablo Matera and South African pair Duane Vermeulen and Malcolm Marx will all wear the black and white shirt of the Barbarians again.

All three have represented the Barbarians once before in matches at Twickenham. 

Vermeulen in 2013 against Fiji, Matera against England in 2015 and Marx more recently against Argentina in the 2018 match that saw a last-minute drop goal seal victory for the Baa-Baas.

Rennie said: “It’s a huge honour to be invited to coach the Barbarians later this year and it should be a great occasion at Twickenham.

“The Barbarians are renowned for bringing together leading players from around the world, and the challenge for coaches is moulding them quickly into a team that can play expansive entertaining rugby for the fans to enjoy.”

He continued: “Humphs is an excellent coach and I look forward to working with him again.

“We are in the process of assembling a great squad and delighted Duane, Pablo and Malcolm have all accepted to play. Further player announcements will be made in the coming weeks.”