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Barbarians name team for tour opener

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Scottish lock Alastair Kellock will captain the Barbarians against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday in the opening match of an autumn tour which also features a fixture against Leicester Tigers.

Kellock, who has 56 caps, said: "You grow up watching these matches and to be invited to be part of it is a big honour. It’s something so many fantastic players have done before and when John Kirwan asked me to be the skipper that has just added to the privilege.
"The Barbarians is about the old school values of rugby and everything that’s good about them, as well as a high level of performance, and getting that level of performance right is important.”
The Barbarians have made two changes to their squad this week for the Killik Cup match against Australia and then the trip to Leicester Tigers on Tuesday, November 4.
Sharks prop Lourens Adriaanse joins the squad following Coenie Oosthuizen’s call-up by South Africa, while Blues wing Tevita Li will join the group to replace Patrick Osborne.
Tickets for the match against Tigers at Welford Road on Tuesday (7.30pm) are still available. Please note this fixture is not part of a season ticket. To book your place, call in at the Tigers ticket office, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or book online by clicking here.
Barbarians team (v Australia, November 1)
15 Tim Nanai Williams (Chiefs)
14 Frank Halai (Blues & New Zealand)
13 Juan de Jongh (Stormers & South Africa)
12 Francis Saili (Blues & New Zealand)
11 Nick Cummins (Coca Cola West Red Sparks & Australia)
10 Colin Slade (Crusaders & New Zealand)
9 Tomas Cubelli (Belgrano Ath & Argentina)
1 Matt Stevens (Sharks & England)
2 James Parsons (Blues)
3 Angus Ta’avao (Blues)
4 Dominic Bird (Canterbury & New Zealand)
5 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow & Scotland)
6 Adam Thomson (Canon Eagles & New Zealand)
7 Matt Todd (Crusaders & New Zealand)
8 Steven Luatua (Blues & New Zealand)

16 Mahonri Schwalger (Chiefs & Samoa)
17 Thomas Du Toit (Sharks)
18 Lourens Adriaanse (Sharks)
19 Heinrich Brussow (Cheetahs & South Africa)
20 Matias Alemanno (La Tablada & Argentina)
21 Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
22 Joaquin Tuculet (Grenoble & Argentina)
23 Marnitz Boshoff (Golden Lions & South Africa)