Thursday, June 2, 2011

TEST RUGBY: Wales team to play Barbarians

Wales v Barbarians (UK) RFC test match Saturday 4 June

This match, as well as being a vital pre-World Cup warm-up test match, also celebrates 130 years of Welsh test rugby. Wales played its first rugby test match on 19 Fenruary 1881, losing 0-30 to England at Blackheath

15 Morgan Stoddart, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Gavin Henson, 11 Aled Brew, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton, Capt.6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Luke Charteris, 4 Ryan Jones, 3 Paul James, 2 Huw Bennett, 1 Nathan Bevington.

16 Lloyd Burns, 17 Scott Andrews, 18 Alun-Wyn Jones, 19 Josh Turnbull, 20 Tavis Knoyle, 21 Rhys Priestland, 22 Nathan Williams.

Stephen Jones will play his 100th test cap for Wales.
Test debuts-Falatau and Bevington
Gavin Henson’s first test for Wales since 2009

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