Three Saracens players are the latest names announced by the Barbarians for your next stop by Quilter Cup against England at Twickenham on Sunday October 25. Jackson Wray and Manu Vunipola will be accompanied by a legend of Saracens Richard Wigglesworth. The long-standing trio has more than 500 games.
Wigglesworth will play for the Barbarians after 250 appearances for his club and 33 for England. The versatile scrum half said: “It’s a good way to close this season. It will be a real honor to come out wearing the Eddie Jones black and white jersey against England. This season was strange and challenging for us as players, but ending up playing for the Barbarians is something I will remember with great pride. “
Vunipola is a surname that needs no introduction and the talented youngster will meet cousins Mako and Billy in his debut in the Barbarians jersey. The young starter who played in England M20 said that “it will be very surreal to race at Twickenham with the Barbarians. Play against Mako and Billy. I have had so many incredible influences on rugby in my career so far: my father (Elisi, who played 41 times for Tonga, including two World Cups), obviously my cousins and some teammates in Saracens like Owen Farrell. It is truly amazing to think that I will be part of a Barbarians team that will face England in the first international game at Twickenham after almost eight months. I am anxious. I can not wait”.
The trio join Vern Cotter’s team alongside former England captain and wing Chris Robshaw. The rest of the players on the campus will be announced in the next few days.