Ronan O'Gara and Scott Robertson are teaming up once again, as they take charge of the Barbarians this week ahead of their clash with the All Blacks XV at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday (kink-off 2 p.m.).
O'Gara previously worked with Robertson when he was assistant coach with the Crusaders from 2018-2019, before moving on to become head coach at La Rochelle.
The Barbarians are an invitational side who invoke many of the older rugby traditions from the amateur era, mainly heavy boozing throughout the week.
And after the release of Robertson's and O'Gara's headshots, many were commenting on their hungover appearances.
One commenter said, "Two boys definitely on the piss the night before," while another commented, "Off for a few pints with the Babas and then straight into some PR and photoshoots."
Former pro and host of The Rugby Pod, Jim Hamilton, also discussed appearances, to which the Barbarians official account replied, "No, no, just a bad reflection from the camera flash. Believe you had a similar one in Hong Kong?"
Ronan O'Gara And Scott Robertson Teaming Up For The Barbarians
No, no, just a bad reflection from the camera flash 👀 Believe you had a similar one in Hong Kong? 🤣
— Barbarian FC (@Barbarian_FC) November 9, 2022
When the two men were announced as coaches of the side during the summer, Ronan O'Gara spoke of his delight at being given the honour.
“I am honoured to be coaching the Barbarians this autumn as we take on the All Blacks XV,” O’Gara said.
“We’re going to put our heads together in the coming months and devise a squad of exciting talent who will light up the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and bring the Barbarians’ style of play to life against the All Blacks XV.”