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Former England star to call it a day after Twickenham tie

Last Updated: 24/04/09 2:31pm

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Lewsey: Coming to the end

Lewsey: Coming to the end

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World Cup winner Josh Lewsey will sign off his playing career at Twickenham when he turns out for the Barbarians against England on May 30.

A special ticket offer for the England v Barbarians match is currently available until midnight on Monday April 27 with top price £50 tickets available at a special rate of '2 for the price of 1'. Further details can be obtained from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2492.

Lewsey has been selcted in a squad which includes the likes of Rocky Elsom, Justin Marshall, Serge Betsen, Martin Corry, Jerry Collins and Luke McAlister.

The 32-year-old versatile back has won 55 caps for his country, represented the British & Irish Lions and won everything the club game has to offer with Wasps. He is keen to go out on another high.

"It's a real honour to have the opportunity to play for the Barbarians," Lewsey said.

"In an era of professionalism it is a club that upholds the value of sport at its best and to that end it will be an honour to play for them at the end of my career."

The final game of Lewsey's professional career will be played in Australia when the Barbarians play the Wallabies in Sydney on June 6.

Barbarians backs: Doug Howlett (Munster Rugby & New Zealand), Luke McAlister (Sale Sharks & New Zealand),Seilala Mapusua (London Irish & Samoa), Nick Evans (Harlequins & New Zealand), Justin Marshall (Saracens & New Zealand), Sonny Bill Williams (Toulon)
Barbarians forwards: Sebastien Bruno (Sale Sharks & France), Justin Harrison (Bath Rugby & Australia), Martin Corry (Leicester Tigers & England), Serge Betsen (London Wasps & France), Jerry Collins (Toulon & New Zealand), Rocky Elsom (Leinster & Australia)

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