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Donncha O'Callaghan will play for the Barbarians against England on Sunday

Ulster’s Roger Wilson is also included in a squad that has the potential to create magic in Twickenham.

Munster's O'Callaghan is part of an exciting Barbarians squad.
Munster's O'Callaghan is part of an exciting Barbarians squad.
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DONNCHA O’CALLAGHAN will be part of the Barbarians squad that faces England in an uncapped fixture at Twickenham on Sunday [KO 3.00pm].

The Munster second row was among the group of names the invitational side revealed this afternoon, with the likes of Ulster’s Roger Wilson, Racing Métro’s Juan Martín Hernández, and Georgian powerhouse Mamuka Gorgodze also included.

High-profile names such as James O’Connor, Joe Rokocoko, François Trinh-Duc, Hosea Gear, Rene Ranger and Ti’i Paulo make this an exciting Barbarians squad.

Irishman O’Callaghan will be joined in the squad by a former Munster teammate, as Racing Métro prop Juliem Brugnaut has been selected. Worcester Warriors coach Dean Ryan will take charge of the BaaBaas for Sunday’s clash.

35-year-old O’Callaghan has won 94 caps for Ireland, with his most recent international appearance coming against France in March of 2013.

Barbarians squad to play England:

Backs: Jimmy Cowan, Tomas Cubelli, Hosea Gear, Juan Martín Hernández, Brock James, James O’Connor, Rene Ranger, Joe Rokocoko, Benson Stanley, François Trinh-Duc.

Forwards: Julien Brugnaut, Schalk Ferreira, Mamuka Gorgodze, Andrew Hore, Juandre Kruger, Alexandre Lapandry, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Nahuel Lobo, Donncha O’Callaghan, Ti’i Paulo, Sona Taumalolo, Joe Tekori, Roger Wilson, Davit Zirakashvili.

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