Matt Banahan is returning to The Rec for one final game but not in Blue, Black and White!
The Bath Rugby legend will be coming out of retirement to play for the famous Barbarians against the club he spent 12 years of his career at on Sunday 20 November, kick-off 14:00.
One of Bath’s most decorated players, Banahan scored 100 tries in 264 games and will now don the black and white of the BaaBaas after being invited to be part of their squad for the first meeting between the two clubs since 1994.
“I’m absolutely buzzing to be part of such an iconic occasion,” the 35-year-old said.
“To play for the Barbarians will be a dream come true and to do it against a club that I love will make the day even more special.
“Games like this don’t come around often for the city so hopefully it’ll be a full Rec and a great atmosphere!”
Banahan will be joined by another former Bath man as Elliott Stooke is set to become a BaaBaa too!
The second row made 125 appearances for the Blue, Black and White before departing in 2021. He be joined in the Barbarians squad by Springbok Francois Hougaard.
Awarded the 2014 International Rugby Players Men’s Try of the Year for a score against the All Blacks, the 34-year-old adds to another southern hemisphere player already announced in Damian McKenzie.
A player will with over 40 caps for New Zealand and the Chiefs’ Super Rugby record points scorer, he will add real flair to the Barbarian ranks.
GET YOUR TICKETS FOR BANAS’ REC RETURN!
The Blue, Black and White will host world rugby’s most famous invitational side this month as the Barbarians visit the Rec on Sunday 20 November, kick-off 14:00.
Don’t miss out on what will be a special day!
pre-order your matchday programme!
To mark Bath Rugby’s historic fixture with the Barbarians this month, the club will be producing a hard copy programme!
HOSPITALITY AVAILABLE FOR THE GAME
We have one remaining hospitality box for this exciting fixture as we welcome Banas back to The Rec!
- Private box with balcony viewing for up to 20 guests
- Three course hot fork buffet
- Beers, wines and soft drinks throughout the day
- Sky TV in your suite for all of the rugby action
£150+vat per person (Can be booked from minimum of 12 guests – maximum of 20 guests)
Alternatively places available to book in our 1st Office Suite:
- Inclusive beers, house wines and soft drinks two hours pre match and two hours post match
- Three-course lunch
- Pre-match Q&A with a member of the Bath Rugby squad
- Covered match seats in the Gem Stand
- Post-match cheeseboard
- Post-match review of the game with a member of the Bath Rugby Squad
£150+vat per person
Can be booked as individual spaces through to a table of 10.
To book contact [email protected]