Barbarians add another England international to squad to face Fiji

Kyle Sinckler has become the latest England international to be called up to the Barbarians' squad to face Fiji at Twickenham.

The 68-cap England international ended his time in England for the time being on Saturday ahead of his move from Bristol Bears to Toulon this summer, but will run out at Twickenham again before heading to France in a team coached by the former Wallabies boss. Robbie Deans.

He joins a long list of England internationals who will don the black and white hoops on June 22, including Danny Kerr, Ben Youngs, Zach Mercer, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May and future Toulon team-mate David Rebans.

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This will be the 31-year-old's first time playing for the Barbarians, but he has faced them twice in an England shirt.

The match will be Sinckler's last match in international rugby for a while, as his move to the top 14 will make him ineligible to play for England. But he confirmed his desire to return to England.



“First and foremost, it is a huge honor to be asked to represent the Barbarians,” Sinclair said.

“I remember growing up watching the BaaBaas, and thinking they were like the Harlem Globetrotters of rugby – a team that played a unique style, full of star players. It's definitely something I always wanted to experience for myself.”

“I'm excited to connect with a new group of players, some of whom I've played alongside before, and others I've only played against before.

“The Barbarians are obviously a more relaxed environment, but there's basically a test match against Fiji to prepare for at the weekend, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this group of world-class players handle it.

“Whether it was with England, the Lions or in club rugby, I always loved learning from other players who have achieved great things in their careers.

“You want to ask the right questions and be a keen observer of what the best players in the world are doing to improve.

“Especially in the front row, there is always more to learn, so I can't wait to get started and will enjoy everything the Barbarians experience has to offer.”


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