10 Oct 2017

Former Black Fern included in historic Baabaa's side

4:11 pm on 10 October 2017

New Zealand's triple World Cup winner Emma Jensen will be part of rugby history having been selected in the British Barbarians first women's team.

Former Black Fern Jensen will join players from seven countries playing for the famous invitation only English club which was formed in 1890.

The women's team will play a Munster side in Limmerick, in Ireland on November 10th with further matches against club, provincial and international sides to be announced.

The 39-year-old halfback was part of the New Zealand squad that won the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups and recently played her 100th game for Auckland.

Emma Jensen

Emma Jensen Photo: Photosport

"We're delighted to open a new chapter in the Barbarian FC's history with the creation of our women's team this season," club chairman John Spencer told The Guardian.

"Its formation is something we've been working towards for a number of years and it is a reflection of the excellence of the global women's game which was showcased so brilliantly at this year's World Cup," he said.

"Our aim is to welcome more talented players into this iconic club to forge new friendships and play with the style and passion for which the Barbarians are famous. We are working with clubs and unions around the world to make sure it benefits the players and the game."