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Dozen added to Barbarians squad

26th May 2014 12:41

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SKY_MOBILE Juan Martin Hernandez

Involved: Juan Martín Hernández

The Barbarians have confirmed their cosmopolitan 24-man squad to face England on Sunday, June 1 at Twickenham Stadium.

Head coach Dean Ryan has at his disposal an experienced group totalling more than 700 international caps.

A dozen players have been added to the initial Barbarians group including Ireland lock Donncha O'Callaghan, France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc, South Africa second row Juandre Kruger and Argentina full-back Juan Martín Hernández.

Nine different nations are represented - six New Zealanders joined by players from Argentina, Australia, France, South Africa, Georgia, Ireland, Samoa and Tonga - and 19 players are set to wear the club's famous black and white hooped shirt for the first time.

"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," said Ryan.

"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."

There is one change to the group of players previously announced with Castres-bound All Black Sitiveni Sivivatu now unavailable.

Barbarians Squad

Backs: Jimmy Cowan (Gloucester and New Zealand), Tomas Cubelli (Belgrano and Argentina), Hosea Gear (Toulouse and New Zealand), Juan Martín Hernández (Racing Metro and Argentina), Brock James (Clermont), James O'Connor (London Irish and Australia), Rene Ranger (Montpellier and New Zealand), Joe Rokocoko (Bayonne and New Zealand), Benson Stanley (Clermont and New Zealand), Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier and France).

Forwards: Julien Brugnaut (Racing Metro and France), Schalk Ferreira (Toulouse), Mamuka Gorgodze (Montpellier and Georgia), Andrew Hore (Highlanders and New Zealand), Juandre Kruger (Racing Metro and South Africa), Alexandre Lapandry (Clermont and France), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Lyon and Argentina), Nahuel Lobo (Montpellier and Argentina), Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster and Ireland), Ti'i Paulo (Clermont and Samoa), Sona Taumalolo (Perpignan and Tonga), Joe Tekori (Toulouse and Samoa), Roger Wilson (Ulster and Ireland), Davit Zirakashvili (Clermont and Georgia).

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