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Two Irish Players Named In Barbarians Squad To Play England

Two Irish Players Named In Barbarians Squad To Play England

Ian Madigan and Mike Ross have both been named in the 27-man Barbarians squad for their games against England and Ulster.

The Baa-Baas play England at Twickenham on Sunday and then Ulster at Ravenhill on Thursday June 1st.

Ross, who announced his retirement from rugby earlier this season, is set to make his final appearance in professional rugby.

Ruan Pienaar will lineout for the Barbarians against England but will then switch teams to make his final appearance for Ulster on June 1st.

Backs: Horacio Agulla (Castres & Argentina), Adam Ashley-Cooper (Bordeaux Begles & Australia), Yann David (Toulouse and France), Kahn Fotuali’i (Bath Rugby & Samoa), Robbie Freuan (Bath Rugby), Rory Kockott (Castres & France), Ian Madigan (Bordeaux Begles & Ireland), Timoci Nagusa (Montpellier & Fiji), Waisea Nayacalavu (Stade Francais & Fiji), Ruan Pienaar (Ulster & South Africa), David Smith (Castres), Frans Steyn (Montpellier & South Africa)

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Forwards: Patricio Albacete (Toulouse & Argentina), Steffon Armitage (Pau & England), Schalk Brits (Saracens & South Africa), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse & France), Corey Flynn (Star RFC & New Zealand), Ben Franks (London Irish & New Zealand), Gillian Galan (Toulouse), Richard Hibbard (Gloucester & Wales), Facundo Isa (Lyon & Argentina), Census Johnston (Toulouse & Samoa), Mikheil Nariashvili (Montpellier & Georgia), WP Nel (Edinburgh & Scotland), Mike Ross (Leinster & Ireland), Joe Tekori (Toulouse & Samoa), Jeremy Thrush (Gloucester & New Zealand)

Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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