Baa-Baas select England duo

Cipriani and Sackey set to face fellow countrymen

Last Updated: 13/04/10 1:41pm

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Cipriani: Baa-Baas call up.

Cipriani: Baa-Baas call up.

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England internationals Danny Cipriani and Paul Sackey could end up lining up against their fellow countrymen after being named in the Barbarians squad.

The Wasps duo are currently out of the picture for the England squad - with Cipriani set to move to Melbourne Rebels in the summer and Sackley crossing the Channel to Toulon.

However they have been named in a star-studded squad for the games against England on May 30 and Ireland on June 4.

Ireland flanker Alan Quinlan, his Munster team-mates Jean de Villiers and Paul Warwick and All Blacks Jerry Collins, Carl Hayman and Doug Howlett have also been included in the squad.

And Barbarians president Micky Steele-Bodger has confirmed more big-name players are also set to play.

Quality

Steele-Bodger told the side's official site: "The game against England never fails to attract big-name players to our team and this year we have the added bonus of a second major test against Ireland in Limerick.

"Such a demanding itinerary places the onus on us to assemble top quality individuals from around the world and, once again, we are encouraged by the readiness of such players to accept invitations to join us.

"More names will be announced after the teams involved in the various end-of-season competitions in Europe and the Super 14 finals in the southern hemisphere are finalised."

The Baa-Baas will be coached by Philippe Saint-Andre, with Sale director of rugby Kingsley Jones set to team up with his as his assistant.

"What I can also confirm at this stage is that the Barbarians' squad will be coached by Philippe Saint-Andre, assisted by Kingsley Jones," added Steele-Bodger.

"Both were proud Barbarians in their playing days and have worked successfully together in recent years as coaches with Sale Sharks. We are delighted to have the opportunity to re-unite them, also in a coaching capacity, for the Barbarians."

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