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Ulster backrow Roger Wilson named in Barbarians side to face England

Ulster's Roger Wilson is tackled by the Scarlets Jacobie Adriaanse and Josh Turnbull

Ulster's Roger Wilson is tackled by the Scarlets Jacobie Adriaanse and Josh Turnbull

Ulster No 8, Roger Wilson, is included in the Barbarians squad which will play England on Sunday.

Wilson, after another successful season with his Province, will line up with some top class internationals for the match.

Ireland and Munster lock, Donncha O’Callaghan was one of four players added to the 24-man squad on Monday.

France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc, South Africa second row Juandre Kruger and Argentina full-back Juan Martin Hernandez are among the other international heavyweights named in head coach Dean Ryan’s side at Twickenham.

Nine nations are represented, with New Zealand boasting six players in the squad, while 19 men are set to wear the famous black and white hooped shirt for the first time in an experienced group that boasts a combined 730 international caps.

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.

Barbarians squad:

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).

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).

 

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