High-impact: The Wallabies versus the Barbarians in 2011 was a thrilling game

Maximum impact: The Wallabies versus the Barbarians in 2011 was a high-scoring affair at a packed Twickenham

IT MAY be a little way off, but a date for every rugby fan’s diary is Saturday 1st November 2014, when the world famous Barbarians will kick-start the Autumn Internationals at Twickenham with an eagerly anticipated opening match against the two-time World Champions, Australia.

Australia, under shrewd coach Ewen McKenzie, have one of the most exciting backlines in world rugby, players like Israel Folau,Will Genia and Quade Cooper all showcased their skills during the Autumn Series, and along with the Barbarians ingrained attacking ethos, both teams will look forward to showcasing their skills, guaranteeing some thrilling running rugby on the day.

High-jinks: The game should be a feast of tries

High-jinks: The game should be a feast of tries

The All Black legend, Sir John Kirwan, has already agreed to coach the Barbarians and the squad will be crammed with high-profile international crowd-pleasers from around the globe, he commented: “The Baabaas have a proud history and I will be selecting a team that will respect that. We will look to play the sort of rugby against the Wallabies that encompasses that spirit and we want to win.”

Some of the finest seats in the house have just been made available centrally in the East and West Stands. These tickets won’t hang around for long, so take this opportunity up now with not only discounted tickets, but in prime positions too at the home of English rugby.

Special Offer Tickets are available, for a limited period only, from £30 for adults and £15 for juniors (U16) at www.ticketmaster.co.uk– 0844 847 2492.  (Booking fees apply)