Barbarians confirm squad for England match
May 26, 2014
Juan Martin Hernandez could face England on June 1 © Getty Images
The Barbarians have called up veteran Ireland lock Donncha O'Callaghan and Argentina fullback Juan Martin Hernandez ahead of their match against England on June 1.
The famous invitational side have confirmed their final 24-man squad with the group totalling 730 international caps. The squad featured nine different nations and O'Callaghan and Hernandez will be joined in the party by France's Francois Trinh-Duc and South Africa's Juandre Kruger. Clermont's Sitiveni Sivivatu has pulled out.
Head coach Dean Ryan said: "It is a testimony to the special appeal the Barbarians has throughout the rugby world that we have been able to bring together such an experienced and talented squad of players. It's a privilege to be able to work with a group who have achieved so much and we're looking forward to taking on a young England side at Twickenham next Sunday."
Forwards: Julien Brugnaut (Racing Metro & France), Schalk Ferreira (Toulouse), Mamuka Gorgodze (Montpellier & Georgia), Andrew Hore (Highlanders & New Zealand), Juandre Kruger (Racing Metro & South Africa), Alexandre Lapandry (Clermont & France), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Lyon & Argentina), Nahuel Lobo (Montpellier & Argentina), Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster & Ireland), Ti'i Paulo (Clermont & Samoa), Sona Taumalolo (Perpignan & Tonga), Joe Tekori (Toulouse & Samoa), Roger Wilson (Ulster & Ireland), Davit Zirakashvili (Clermont & Georgia).
Backs: Jimmy Cowan (Gloucester & New Zealand), Tomas Cubelli (Belgrano & Argentina), Hosea Gear (Toulouse & New Zealand), Juan Martin Hernandez (Racing Metro & Argentina), Brock James (Clermont), James O'Connor (London Irish & Australia), Rene Ranger (Montpellier & New Zealand), Joe Rokocoko (Bayonne & New Zealand), Benson Stanley (Clermont & New Zealand), Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier & France).
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
Valtteri Bottas believes Williams took a step forward with the upgrades it brought to Hungary but still expects a "really tight" battle with Red Bull and Ferrari on Saturday.
Vincenzo Nibali closed in on a maiden Tour de France victory by avoiding trouble in the third-last stage of the race, but drama unfolded in the final five kilometres in atrocious conditions near the finish line in Bergerac
Lewis Hamilton was not comfortable with his car following Friday practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix and is expecting to have work to do overnight ahead of Saturday's qualifying
Daniel Ricciardo admits he endured a frustrating Friday at the Hungaroring but still thinks a spot on the second row is possible if everything comes together on Saturday
Manchester City have denied that they have signed FC Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala despite a video being released on the club's official website showing the player arriving for a medical