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Brussels Barbarians Rugby Team

Brussels Barbarians - the largest expatriate rugby club in Belgium - was formed in 1968 and runs three teams, two men's and one ladies'.

All three ‘Baa-baa’teams play home matches at the Elephant pitch in Tervuren: the men's teams always play at home and away on the same weekend to maximize what the lads euphemistically call 'socialising opportunities'. For that, read 'getting pissed together'.

The club boasts around 150 members and is proud of its lively social scene, contributing in no small measure to Belgium's position in the top five of the world's beer-drinking nations.

Annual events include captains' cocktails, pub crawls, a Christmas dinner, a Halloween party, the annual international 10s tournament and an end-of-season awards dinner.

The training grounds are also at the British School of Brussels in Tervuren, using top-notch all-weather pitches. Training takes place each Tuesday andThursday evening from 20:00. Just turn up if you want to get involved.

The club welcomes players of all nationalities, especially Belgians, and says it provides "an excellent opportunity to learn English". Bear in mind, though, that some of the words heard on the field are unlikely to be found in any dictionary...

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