England face the Barbarians this weekend before their summer tour of Argentina this summer. It is an opportunity for some fringe players to make an impression on Eddie Jones, with the marquee names New Zealand-bound with Warren Gatland’s Lions squad.
The Baa-baas have named an exciting side, with a wealth of talent at their disposal.
Some players of note on the team include Alex Goode at fullback, Adam Ashley-Cooper on the wing and Ian Madigan at out-half.
The flanker pairing of Thierry Dusatoir and Steffon Armitage will also be keenly observed.
Barbarians team to face England:
15 Alex Goode (Saracens & England)
14 Timoci Nagusa (Montpellier & Fiji)
13 Yann David (Toulouse & France)
12 Frans Steyn (Montpellier & South Africa)
11 Adam Ashley-Cooper (Bordeaux-Begles & Australia)
10 Ian Madigan (Bordeaux-Begles & Ireland)
9 Kahn Fotuali’i (Bath Rugby & Samoa)
1 Mikheil Nariashvili (Montpellier & Georgia)
2 Richard Hibbard (Gloucester & Wales)
3 Census Johnston (Toulouse & Samoa)
4 Patricio Albacete (Toulouse & Argentina)
5 Jeremy Thrush (Gloucester & New Zealand)
6 Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse & France, captain)
7 Steffon Armitage (Pau & England)
8 Facundo Isa (Lyon & Argentina)
16 Schalk Brits (Saracens & South Africa)
17 Ben Franks (London Irish & New Zealand)
18 WP Nel (Edinburgh & Scotland)
19 Joe Tekori (Toulouse & Samoa)
20 Gillian Galan (Toulouse)
21 Ruan Pienaar (Ulster & South Africa)
22 Robbie Fruean (Bath Rugby)
23 Horacio Agulla (Castres & Argentina)
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