Barbarians name side to face Czech Republic

Date published: November 7 2016

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Ulster's Dan Tuohy leads the Barbarians in Prague as they take on the Czech Republic for the first time on Tuesday.

The famous invitational side drew a Wembley thriller against South Africa 31-31 at the weekend and go on to face Fiji at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on Friday.

The Baa-baas have been reinforced by the arrival of double World Cup winner Ben Franks (London Irish) and Ireland lock Tuohy, while centre Seta Tamanivalu has left the group having been called up by New Zealand.

There are ten changes to the starting line-up on duty against the Czech Republic with first Barbarians appearances for captain Tuohy, Lions flanker Kwagga Smith and Cheetahs full back Clayton Blommetjies.

The Barbarians trained at the Marketa Stadium in Prague on Monday before hosting development sessions at two venues for more than 200 local children. 

Barbarians: 15 Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs), 14 Luke Morahan (Force/Australia), 13 Matt Faddes (Highlanders), 12 Robert du Preez (Stormers), 11 Taqele Naiyaravoro (Waratahs/Panasonic/Australia), 10 Richard Mo’unga (Crusaders), 9 Nic Stirzaker (Rebels), 8 Ruan Ackermann (Lions), 7 Kwagga Smith (Lions), 6 Sam Carter (Brumbies/Australia), 5 Martin Muller (Lions), 4 Dan Tuohy (Ulster/Ireland, capt.), 3 Toby Smith (Rebels/Australia), 2 Andrew Ready (Reds), 1 Schalk van der Merwe (Montpellier) 
Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe (Lions), 17 Reggie Goodes (Hurricanes), 18 Ben Franks (London Irish/New Zealand), 19 Michael Fatialofa (Hurricanes), 20 Brad Shields (Hurricanes), 21 Andy Ellis (Crusaders/Kobelco & New Zealand), 22 Jordan Taufua (Crusaders), 23 Melani Nanai (Blues)

Date: Tuesday, November 8
Venue: Speedway Stadion Marketa, Prague
Kick-off: 19:00 local (18:00 GMT)

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