Wales team to face the Barbarians

Warren Gatland has named his team to take on the Barbarians at the Millennium Stadium this weekend.

It’s an audition for a Rugby World Cup place for several players, not least Gavin Henson, who has been handed a lifeline with a start in the centres.

Does Henson deserve this recall? Should he make the World Cup squad? Who else do you think is on the fringes?

Wales team:
15) Morgan Stoddart, 14) George North, 13) Jonathan Davies, 12) Gavin Henson, 11) Aled Brew, 10) Stephen Jones, 9) Mike Phillips, 8) Toby Faletau, 7) Sam Warburton, 6) Dan Lydiate, 5) Luke Charteris, 4) Ryan Jones, 3) Paul James, 2) Huw Bennett, 1) Ryan Bevington

Lloyd Burns, Scott Andrews, Alun Wyn Jones, Josh Turnbull, Tavis Knoyle, Rhys Priestland, Scott Williams

9 thoughts on “Wales team to face the Barbarians

  1. It’s a good line up. Good to see Brew given another chance I think he is due a come back to the welsh squad. I think Henson is worth a go. If he can get any form back he could be useful in the world cup squad but without a club at the moment his morale has got to be low. I hope for his sake he plays well.

    The backs look good as long as Mike Phillips is awake (Stoddart deserves his chance at full back). The back row looks good. I’m most concerned about the front 5.

    all around looks like a nice mix of established players, come backs and new players for an occasion like this.

  2. I think Toby faletau will perform well because he has had a good season with the dragons

    1. Yes, looking forward to seeing him play. That’s a great back row – I’m a big fan of Warburton, and he’ll be up against Martyn Williams I believe.

      In fact the back row battle between Lydiate, Warburton, Faletau and Van Niekirk, Williams, Parisse should be well worth watching!

  3. Give Henson a break – its in all Welsh rugby fans interest for Gav to show his undisputed skills. Yes he,s acted like a twat but having watched him since he was 18 at the Whites I,m keeping my fingers crossed, we need something a bit less predictable in the centre.

    1. sorry mindwarp, im not a welsh rugby fan (unless its lions year!) and anyone who makes our game look stupid (henson) , deserves stick.

      Will be interested to see warbourton, never seen what the hype is about.Are there any back rows that could handle the babaas!!

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