Barbarians confirm squad for summer tour
May 15, 2012
Mils Muliaina will line up for the BaaBaas © Getty Images
The Barbarians have confirmed their squad for their three-match summer tour.
The 33-man party includes players from ten different countries and three figures who hold in excess of 100 caps for their country. The Barbarians face England, Ireland and Wales over the course of a week and have a wealth of talent at their disposal.
The latest additions to the party include All Blacks centurion Mils Muliaina, South Africa World Cup winning captain John Smit, Leinster's Isa Nacewa and Pumas half-back Felipe Contepomi.
From a home nations point of view, all eyes will be on England's Mike Tindall, Wales' Stephen Jones and Scotland's Rory Lawson. They will line up alongside Shane Williams who brings down the curtain on his career in their match against Wales on June 2.
The team, coached by John Kirwan with Grant Doorey has assistant, meets in London on May 22.
Forwards - Schalk Brits (South Africa), Benoit August (France), John Smit (South Africa), Aled de Malmanche (New Zealand), John Afoa (New Zealand), Duncan Jones (Wales), B J Botha (South Africa), Neemia Tialata (New Zealand), Jerome Thion (France), Mick O'Driscoll (Ireland), Anton van Zyl (South Africa), Pelu Taele (Samoa), Raphael Lakafia (France), Antoine Burban (France), Akupusi Qera (Fiji), John Beattie (Scotland), Pedrie Wannenburg (South Africa), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Argentine)
Backs - Isa Nacewa (Fiji), Mils Muliaina (New Zealand), Ian Balshaw (England), Cedric Heymans (France), Shane Williams (Wales), Paul Sackey (England), Sailosi Tagicakibau (Samoa), Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu (Samoa), Mike Tindall (England), Damien Traille (France), Felipe Contepomi (Argentine), Stephen Donald (New Zealand), Stephen Jones (Wales), Rory Lawson (Scotland), Jerome Fillol (France)
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