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Great Touch From Barbarians As They Name Strong Starting XV To Face Ireland

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly Updated

We've been very enamoured with the Barbarians in the lead up to Thursday's clash with Ireland in Thomond Park, and that has really continued today. Shane Jennings has been named captain of the Barbarians side in a what is likely to be his last game in rugby.

Not going to be Leinster coach Robbie Deans has named a very strong side for the game with the likes of Ruan Pienaar, Joe Rokocoko and Alex Cuthbert sure to test an experimental Irish selection.

If you don't speak Twitter, here's that team again:

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15 Zane Kirchner (Leinster & South Africa)
14 Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues & Wales)
13 Joe Rokocoko (Bayonne & New Zealand)
12 Wynand Olivier (Montpellier & South Africa)
11 David Smith (Toulon)
10 James Gopperth (Leinster)
9 Ruan Pienaar (Ulster & South Africa)

1 Roberto Tejerizo (Tucuman & Argentina)
2 Deon Fourie (Lyon)
3 Adam Jones (Cardiff Blues & Wales)
4 Rodrigo Capo Ortega (Castres & Uruguay)
5 Konstantin Mikautadze (Toulon & Georgia)
6 Shane Jennings (Leinster & Ireland, Captain)
7 Gerhard Vosloo (Toulon)
8 Ryu Koliniasi Holani (Panasonic Wild Knights & Japan)

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