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Cipriani and Sackey to play in England versus Barbarians game

13 April 2010

  • Wasps backs Cipriani and Sackey named in Baa Baas squad
  • Game with England takes place at Twickenham on May 30

London Wasps fly half Danny Cipriani in action during a Guinness Premiership match

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London Wasps backs Danny Cipriani and Paul Sackey are part of the Barbarians squad for their summer tour, which kicks-off with a match against England at Twickenham on May 30.

Fly half Cipriani, 22, and wing Sackey, 30, are set to contest the MasterCard Trophy match alongside All Blacks Jerry Collins, Carl Hayman and Doug Howlett.

The side, who will be coached by former Sale duo Philippe Saint-Andre and Kingsley Jones, also includes Ireland flanker Alan Quinlan and fellow Munster players Jean de Villiers and Paul Warwick.

Following the England game the Barbarians will face Ireland at Thomond Park, Limerick, on June 4.

Barbarians' president Micky Steele-Bodger said: "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."

On the appointments of Saint-Andre and Jones, who appeared for the famous invitational side three and two times respectively, Steele-Bodger added: "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."

Tickets are now on sale so view the England versus Barbarians event page on RFU.com for details.