Morahan added to Barbarians

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AFP
by AFP

Australia's Sam Carter, Luke Morahan, Paddy Ryan, Toby Smith and Andrew Rady have all been added to the Barbarians' squad to face South Africa, the Czech Republic and Fiji next month, the invitational club announced Thursday.

Western Force wing Morahan, ACT Brumbies lock Carter, Melbourne Rebels prop Smithm NSW Waratahs prop Ryan and Reds hooker Ready will join a squad coached by former Wallaby boss Robbie Deans ahead of the Barbarians' Killik Cup match against the Springboks at London's Wembley Stadium on November 5.

Boosting the Australia contingent in a squad where former New Zealand full-back Deans is being assisted by England World Cup-winning centre Will Greenwood are uncapped Queensland Reds hooker Andrew Ready and Rebels scrum-half Nic Stirzaker.

There will be plenty of talented New Zealanders available to the Barbarians as well, with Canterbury Crusaders centre Seta Tamanivalu -- who won his first three All Blacks caps earlier this year -- and Auckland Blues speedster Melani Nanai also included.

The Barbarians, now 125-years-old, will be playing South Africa for the eighth time since 1952 and they now lead the Springboks 4-3 following wins in 2007 and 2010.

Six years ago the Barbarians -- rugby union's most celebrated invitational team -- beat South Africa 26-20 in a match where Australia's Drew Mitchell (two), James O'Connor and Italy's Quintin Geldenhuys all scored tries.

 

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