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.
Jenson Button believes the battle for the title is no longer a clean fight and that Lewis Hamilton deserves to be beating Nico Rosberg
Mario Balotelli is set to make his debut for Liverpool at Tottenham on Sunday, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed
After the war at Mercedes turned ugly in the most explosive way imaginable, ESPN brings you the best of the radio soundbites heard at the Belgian Grand Prix
Pat McCabe has been advised to retire from rugby after his third neck injury in less than two years, and end negotiations for a lucrative contract in France, ESPN understands
Eric Boullier admits McLaren junior Stoffel Vandoorne's recent form suggests he may be ready for a step up to Formula One in 2015, though he is not ruling out another season in GP2 for the Belgian