Baabaas pick Skeate

The Barbarians have announced their match 22 for the clash against England on Sunday.

Toulon lock Ross Skeate starts in the second row and is the only Saffa in the match 22. Former All Blacks centre Casey Laulala, No 8 Xavier Rush and scrumhalf Byron Kelleher also feature in the run-on side while All Blacks veteran Rodney So’oialo is shifted to blindside flank.

Retired Wallabies flank George Smith and Hurricanes wing David Smith have been named on the bench. Rush will captain the side for the match at Twickenham.

Barbarians – 15 Paul Warwick, 14 Paul Sackey, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Florian Fritz, 11 Cedric Heymans, 10 Jean-Baptiste Ellisalde, 9 Byron Kelleher, 8 Xavier Rush (c), 7 Martyn Williams, 6 Rodney So’oialo, 5 Ben Kay, 4 Ross Skeate, 3 Julian White, 2 Benoit August, 1 Rodrigo Roncero.
Subs: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Census Johnston, 18 Jerome Thion, 19 George Smith, 20 Pierre Mignoni, 21 Fabrice Estebanez, 22 David Smith.