Sam Tomkins is in line to become the first ever contracted Rugby League player to represent the Barbarians when they play Australia next weekend.
The inclusion of the Wigan full-back, 22, quickly follows the cross-code switch of his older brother and teammate, Joel, to Saracens.
Following Joel’s move the Warriors acted quickly to tie Sam down to a contract until 2016 but chairman Ian Lenegan has sanctioned his release for the game.
His selection will be confirmed tomorrow when the Barbarians announce their squad for the Twickenham match.
by Tom James