Sock it to the Baa-Baas

Sock it to the Baa-Baas

Sock it to the Baa-Baas

First published in Sport

ONE of Chris Leck’s greatest regrets is not being able to represent the famous Barbarians – and pull on his Burnley socks!

The Baa-Baas, an invitational side based in Britain wear a traditional black and white hoops, though players retain the socks from their ‘home’ club strip.

Leck did have an opportunity to play for the Baa-Baas – famously remembered for that Gareth Edwards (below) try against the All Blacks – while at Edinburgh but they refused to release him for the fixture.

But had he played, he would have donned the Burnley club colours.

“It is something I have always wanted to do,” said Leck. “Playing for the Baa-Baas is something that is on my bucket list “I nearly had the chance to play for them but the club would not release me which I was gutted about.

“But I know if I ever did, I would be asking for a pair of Burnley socks.

“Because that is where it all started and I have never forgotten that.

“It is where it all started and where I want it to all end.”

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