30 May 2014

Five New Zealanders in Barbarians starting XV

4:14 pm on 30 May 2014

Five New Zealanders have been named to start for the Barbarians in this weekend's rugby match against an England XV at Twickenham.

Joe Rokocoko, Rene Ranger, Benson Stanley, Hosea Gear and Jimmy Cowan all start.

Andrew Hore and Anthony Tuitavake are in the reserves.

The Argentinian flanker Juan Manuel Leguizamon will captain the side that boasts more than 700 caps drawn from nine different nations.

British and Irish Lions lock Donncha O'Callaghan will make his Barbarians debut while Clermont's Australian first five Brock James is the only uncapped player in the squad.


J M Hernandez (Racing Metro, Argentina), J Rokocoko (Bayonne, New Zealand), R Ranger (Montpellier, New Zealand), B Stanley (Clermont, New Zealand), H Gear (Toulouse, New Zealand), B James (Clermont), J Cowan (Gloucester, New Zealand), S Taumalolo (Perpignan, Tonga), T Paulo (Clermont, Samoa), D Kubriashvili (Stade Francais, Georgia), D O'Callaghan (Munster, Ireland), J Kruger (Racing Metro, South Africa), J M Leguizamon (Lyon, Argentina, capt), A Lapandry (Clermont, France), M Gorgodze (Montpellier, Georgia)

Replacements: A Hore (Maniototo, New Zealand), J Brugnaut (Racing Metro, France), N Lobo (Toulouse, Samoa), J Tekori (Toulouse, Samoa), R Wilson (Ulster, Ireland), T Cubelli (Belgrano, Argentina), F Trinh-Duc (Montpellier, France), A Tuitavake (Montpellier, New Zealand)