Rugby

Spies keeps BaaBaas spot

2015-08-31 17:46
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London - The Barbarians have added new players from Italy, Argentina and the USA to their squad preparing to face Worcester Warriors next weekend.

The famous invitation club made history last weekend by beating Samoa 27-24 in the first match played at the London Olympic stadium.

Carlos Spencer now takes over the head coach role from Jamie Joseph as the group head for Sixways on Saturday, September 5, with seven newcomers on board.

Veteran USA flank Todd Clever, Argentina hooker Eusebio Guinazu, Argentinian lock Anibal Panceyra-Garrido and Italy prop Lorenzo Romano join the forwards.

There are two new scrumhalves joining the group following the arrival of Italy’s Paul Griffen and Fabio Semenzato along with Italy centre Roberto Quartaroli. A further backline addition will be made in due course.

Adam Thomson and Ben Tapuai - who both scored twice against Samoa - remain in an experienced squad that also includes multiple cap winners like New Zealand’s Ali Williams (77), Australia’s Benn Robinson (72) and South Africa’s Pierre Spies (53).

Barbarians squad:

Backs

Tom English (Melbourne Rebels)

Paul Griffen (Calvisano & Italy)

Mike Harris (Melbourne Rebels & Australia)

Wynand Olivier (Montpellier & South Africa)

Roberto Quartaroli (Fiamme Oro & Italy)

Fabio Semenzato (Benetton Treviso & Italy)

Dom Shipperley (Melbourne Rebels)

Dwayne Sweeney (Munakata Sanix Blues)

Ben Tapuai (Western Force & Australia)

Forwards

Todd Clever (Old Mission BAC & USA)

Eusebio Guinazu (Munster & Argentina)

Carl Hayman (New Zealand)

Allister Hogg (Newcastle Falcons & Scotland)

Luke Jones (Melbourne Rebels)

Tolu Latu (Waratahs)

Anibal Panceyra-Garrido (Tala)

Benn Robinson (Waratahs & Australia)

Lorenzo Romano (Viadana & Italy)

Pierre Spies (Kintetsu Liners, Montpellier & South Africa)

Adam Thomson (Queensland Reds & New Zealand)

Kyle Traynor (Bristol & Scotland)

Ali Williams (New Zealand)

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