Tipuric set for Baa-Baas

Justin Tipuric will link up with the Barbarians later this month, pulling on the famous black and white hooped jersey to face England at Twickenham on May 27th.

Tipuric is one of 17 names confirmed in the initial squad, comprising players from nine different nationalities, World Cup winners and British and Irish Lions.

Captained by Bundee Aki, the squad will be finalised after this weekend’s knock-out rounds in the Premiership, Pro-14 and French Top League.

Barbarians squad

Backs: Niyi Adeolokun (Connacht & Ireland), Bundee Aki (Connacht & Ireland), Greig Laidlaw (Clermont & Scotland), Luke McAlister (Toulon & New Zealand), AJ McGinty (Sale Sharks & USA), Charles Piutau (Ulster & New Zealand), Rhodri Williams (Dragons & Wales)

Forwards: John Afoa (Gloucester & New Zealand), Ultan Dillane (Connacht & Ireland), Ramiro Herrera (Stade Francais & Argentina), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont & France), Tatafu Polota-Nau (Leicester & Australia), Sateki Timani (Clermont & Australia), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys & Wales), Loni Uhila (Clermont), Flip van der Merwe (Clermont & South Africa), Victor Vito (La Rochelle & New Zealand)