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Wood and Tuala to don Barbarians shirt in Spain

Tom Wood and Ahsee Tuala have been named in the Barbarians squad ahead of the side’s clash with Spain – with the Northampton Saints pair set to feature for the touring team on Saturday 25 June. 

Following their 52-21 victory over England at Twickenham last Sunday, Barbarians coach John Mulvihill has announced a squad full of fresh faces to face Spain and named the Saints pair – who have over 350 outings in Black, Green and Gold and 73 international caps between them – in the 23-man squad for Saturday’s clash. 

240 times a Saint, Wood will pull on his boots for one final clash after announcing his retirement from professional rugby last month; with Tuala also representing the Club one last time in the invitational tie, before returning home to New Zealand this summer.

With 443 international caps amongst them, the Barbarians squad will assemble in Asturias ahead of the match on Saturday 25 June at Estadio El Molinón in Gijón, kick-off 2100 (local time).

John Spencer, President of Barbarian F.C., said: “We are very much looking forward to this week as we prepare to face Spain next Saturday night. The Club is buzzing after a wonderful victory over England on Sunday and this new squad, coached by John, are excited to take up the reigns and embody the Barbarians' ethos and playing style: spirit, passion, courage and flair, united by lifelong friendship.”

Barbarian F.C. Squad for Spain

Forwards
Ed Byrne (Ireland, Leinster)
Scott Baldwin (Wales, Ospreys)
Charlie Faumuina (New Zealand, Toulouse)
Devin Toner (Ireland, Leinster)
Steve Mafi (Tonga, Oyonnax)
Rob Harley (Scotland, Glasgow)
James Botham (Wales, Cardiff)
Abraham Papali’i (Cannaught)
Kirby Myhill (Wales, Cardiff)
Wiehahn Herbst (Cell C Sharks)
Scott Andrews (Wales, Cardiff)
Joe Tekori (Samoa, Toulouse)
Dan Baker (Wales, Dragons)
Tom Wood (England, Northampton Saints)

Backs
Sebastian Bézy (France, ASM Clermont)
Tim Nanai-Williams (Samoa, Toulouse)
Seabelo Senatla (DHL Stormers)
Hadleigh Parkes (C) (Wales, Panasonic Wild Knights)
Rey Lee-Lo (Samoa, Cardiff)
Adam Byrne (Ireland, Leinster)
Rhyno Smith (Bennoton)
Mathis Galthié (Colomiers)
Ahsee Tuala (Samoa, Northampton Saints)

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