Barbarians announced his final squad to face England XV on Sunday June 2 and will have among its ranks a single Argentine: Facundo Isa. The third line of Toulon adds joys, since Saturday had been confirmed by Mario Ledesma in the preliminary list of the Pumas for the World Cup.
The game will be played at Twickenham Stadium in a day in which also, there will be a women's duel between the Barbarians and England's women's national team.
Within a squad of stars, stands out a single English player who will be facing his country: Joe Marler. At his side there will be experienced forwards such as John Afoa and Liam Messam from New Zealand, Francois Louw from South Africa and James Horwill from Australia, who will make his final professional appearance of a distinguished career.
And the bottom line includes some of the most exciting attacking talents in the European game, including Charles Piutau and MalakaI Fekitoa of New Zealand, and Taqele Naiyaravoro of Australia, with experienced backups in Rhys Webb of Wales and Colin Slade of New Zealand.
According to the traditions of the club, there are four players without tests in the team: the pillar Pierre Schoeman of Edinburgh, of the Pro14, the center of Gloucester Mark Atkinson of the Premier League and Brock James and the wing of Toulon Filipo Nakosi, of Bordeaux Begles, from the Top 14.
Head coach Pat Lam returns to Twickenham after guiding the famous guest to a 63-45 record victory over England last year, when Chris Ashton scored three of the barbarians' nine tries.
"We have a very good experience in all areas and it is great that there are nine countries represented," said Lam. "We are also thrilled to have James Horwill on board, he had a tremendous race at the top of the game and giving him the opportunity to play his last professional rugby game with us is nice."
"In general, we have selected the experience and the size in advance, sensational players that can make things happen from nothing, and we have a little bit of firepower, this is a unique team with quality players and they will only play together. So in the last year, we have prepared ourselves to make sure that we join as brothers in a short time to be a world-class team on Sunday. "
List of Barbarians
Joe Marler (Harlequins & England)
Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh)
John Afoa (Bristol Bears & New Zealand)
Finlay Bealham (Connacht and Ireland)
David Heffernan (Connacht and Ireland)
Richard Hibbard (Dragons and Wales)
James Horwill (Harlequins and Australia)
Chris Vui (Bristol Bears & Samoa)
Steven Luatua (Bristol Bears & New Zealand)
Facundo Isa (Toulon & Argentina)
Liam Messam (Toulon and New Zealand)
Viliame Mata (Edinburgh and Fiji)
Francois Louw (Bath and South Africa)
Rhys Webb (Toulon and Wales)
Rhodri Williams (Dragons and Wales)
Colin Slade (Pau and New Zealand)
Brock James (Bordeaux Begles)
Mark Atkinson (Gloucester)
Malakai Fekitoa (Toulon and New Zealand)
Philip Nakosi (Toulon)
Taqele Naiyaravoro (Northampton Saints and Australia)
Niyi Adeolokun (Connacht and Ireland)
Charles Piutau (Bristol Bears & New Zealand)