Barbarians name team to play England


Juan Manuel Leguizamon will lead an experienced Barbarians side out against England this Sunday at Twickenham, with 10 nationalities represented in the starting XV.

There is a strong All Black flavour to the backline, with Joe Rokocoko, Rene Ranger, Benson Stanley and Jimmy Cowan all representing New Zealand, while up front there is some Georgian grunt in the form of Mamuka Gorgodze and Davit Kubriashbili.

With over 700 caps in the squad, will an inexperienced England squad beat the below team?

15 Juan Martin Hernandez, 14 Joe Rokocoko, 13 Rene Ranger, 12 Benson Stanley, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Brock James, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Mamuka Gorgodze, 7 Alexandre Lapandry, 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamon (c), 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Donncha O’Callaghan, 3 Davit Kubriashvili, 2 Ti’i Paulo, 1 Sona Taumalolo.

Replacements: 16 Andrew Hore, 17 Julien Brugnaut, 18 Nahuel Lobo, 19 Joe Tekori, 20 Roger Wilson, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Francois Trinh-Duc, 23 Anthony Tuitavake

Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images