Five days out from England’s clash with the Barbarians, captain Bundee Aki has been ruled out of the contest due to an undisclosed injury.
The Barbarians side who will be coached by Pat Lam in their eagerly anticipated showdown with England on May 27 will now be without their chosen captain, Bundee Aki, who was revealed today to have withdrawn due to injury.
A post made on the official Barbarians FC Twitter page broke the news of the Connacht centre’s removal just days after it was announced that he would captain the side.
PLAYER NEWS ?
Bad News – Withdrawals ?⬇️
— Barbarian FC (@Barbarian_FC) May 22, 2018
Aki has been with Connacht for just over four years now and in 2017, made his debut as a member of the international setup.
Twickenham will still be in for a great day of rugby when things get underway later this week but for Bundee Aki, he will be forced to experience the game from the sidelines.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena