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The Latest Barbarians Squad Is The Most Exciting In Years

The Latest Barbarians Squad Is The Most Exciting In Years
By Jeremy Fullam Updated

The Barbarians have a long and famous history of putting together teams consisting of the greatest players from around the world.

However as the game has grown more in the professional era the Baa-Baa's squads have usually just consisted of retired internationals and other journeymen who are available to play when given the call.

Thankfully this looks set to change when they take on Argentina in Twickenham next month.

The Barbarians squad features a host of current World Cup stars and other top class players, making it by far and away the most exciting team they've put together in recent years.

All Blacks flyer Nehe Milner-Skudder is one of six Kiwi's in the squad along with powerful winger Waisake Naholo, Charlie Faumuina, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Lima Sopoaga and Ryan Crotty.

New Zealand's semi final opponents South Africa have four members included, with Victor Matfield, Tendai Mtawarira (The Beast) and Patrick Lambie all included alongside retired international Bakkies Botha.

Fijian star Nemani Nadolo also makes the list, further adding to the pace and power of the side. He's joined by Australian Flanker Michael Hooper.


Australian coach Michael Cheika will be the man tasked with finding a way to play everyone.

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