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The Barbarians bring a ‘Dream Team’ to play against Spain

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Los Barbarianswho will face the Spanish team on Saturday in The Molinon de Gijón at the start of the June-July international window, have announced their team for the clash. As expected, there is a lot of news about the team that crushed England 21-52 last Saturday, but this team is also of the highest level. A true Tier 1 rival.

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The Barbarians, as is known, are a team that is formed for each tour by invitation -they are, in fact, the oldest of the teams in the entire sport formed for this purpose-. The cast chosen for this match does not include, above all, players from the ‘Top 14’ ingléslike last Saturday against England, because it also gives entry to players from the Premiership, Welsh, South African…

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And according to their tradition, before Spain they are going to present a true ‘Dream Team’: practically all its members are international. Among them we can find Charlie Burningworld champion with the All Blacks in 2015, to Devin Toner70 caps for Ireland or Tom Wood, 50 with England. Wood and Toner will play his last international match in Gijón with the Barbarians.

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The coach will be the Australian John Mulvihill and the captain, the Welshman Hadleigh Parkes, who plays in Japan.

Spain will present against this team a young squad, with eight debutants. The match will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the El Molinón-Enrique Castro ‘Quini’ stadium, at 9:00 p.m., and will be broadcast live by Movistar

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Ed Byrne (Ireland, Leinster, 6 caps)

Scott Baldwin (Gales, Ospreys, 34)

Charlie Faumuina (New Zealand, Toulouse, 33. World Champion in 2015)

Devin Toner (Irlanda, Leinster, 70)

Steve Mafi (Tonga, Oyonnax, 32)

Rob Harley (Scotland, Glasgow, 23)

Jim Botham (Gales, Cardiff, 7)

Abraham Papali’i (New Zealand, Connacht)

Kirby Mihill (Gales, Cardiff, 16 Gales sub-20)

Wiehahn Herbst (South Africa, Bulls, 5 South Africa U-20s)

Scott Andrews (Gales, Cardiff, 14)

Joe Tekori (Samoa, Toulouse, 37)

Dan Baker (Gales, Dragons, 3)

Tom Wood (Inglaterra, Northampton, 50)

Three quarters

Sebastian Bézy (France, Clermont, 9)

Tim Nanai-Williams (Samoa Toulouse, 4)

Seabelo Senatla (South Africa, Stormers, 1, 203 Seven)

Hadleigh Parkes (Gales, Panasonic Wild Knights, 7)

Rey Lee-Lo (Samoa, Cardiff, 6)

Adam Byrne (Irlanda, Leinster, 1)

Rhyno Smith (Sudáfrica, Benneton, 5 Seven)

Mathis Galthié (France, Colomiers)

Ahsee Tuala (Samoa, Northampton, 24)


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