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Three Irish Players Named In Barbarians Squad For Twickenham Clash

Three Irish Players Named In Barbarians Squad For Twickenham Clash

Claire Molloy, Hannah Casey and Sene Naoupu have all been named in the Barbarians squad that will face England at Twickenham on June 2.

The Barbarians women's squad is a new concept that was only initiated three years ago, but after wins against Munster, the British Army and the USA, the famous outfit will play the Red Roses as a curtain-raiser before the men's sides take each other on for the Quilter Cup.

It sheds a positive light on the calendar year thus far for women's rugby on the island after the Irish Six Nations side performed below-par during the spring campaign.

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Between the three of them, the Irish players have a combined total of 110 international caps between them, bringing a wealth of experience to the home of English rugby with them.

Speaking at the announcment of the game back in February, Barbarians FC Chairman John Spencer said:

The Barbarians successfully launched its women’s team two years ago to bring together talented individuals and create a team that plays with a unique spirit of adventure and enjoyment.

 For them to face an international side is a great opportunity for the club to have two teams taking on England at Twickenham and means we can showcase all that is good about the game.

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