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Donncha O’Callaghan Among Excellent Additions To Barbarians Squad To Face Tonga At Thomond Park

Galway , Ireland - 21 October 2017; Donncha O'Callaghan of Worcester Warriors at the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 5 Round 2 match between Connacht and Worcester Warriors at the Sportsground in Galway. (Photo By Matt Browne/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

This Friday will be a historic day at Thomond Park in Limerick when the very first women’s Barbarians side take on Munster. 

This game will take place before the Barbarians, fresh off the back of a thrilling match against the All Blacks at Twickenham, take on Tonga. 

Steven Luatua, Kwagga Smith and Julian Savea were just a few of the standout performers in their 22-31 loss to Steve Hansen’s side and we hope to see more outrageous and exuberant play against Tonga on Friday.

Robbie Deans has today announced his squad for the upcoming clash and it consists of some very interesting additions with the likes of Donncha O’Callaghan, Geoff Parling, Jordi Murphy, Munster duo Brian Scott and James Cronin, Taqele Naiyaravoro and David Smith. 

Cronin told Munster Rugby: “I was watching the (New Zealand) game on TV at the weekend and chatting with my buddies about it, and it’s a special thing. You get to wear your club socks and represent where you’re from, and it’s such a prestigious club. It’s an opportunity everyone wants.”

The Women’s Barbarians take on Munster’s Womens at 4.45 pm before the BaBaas take on Tonga at 7.30 pm. 


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