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Barbarians name squad to face Spain – including England international

Prop: Jason Leonard – England

England’s most capped player with 114 tests, Jason Leonard made his Barbarians’ debut on the 1996 summer tour to Japan when the Club aided the Kobe Earthquake Appeal. He went on to play a total of six times and along the way achieved the rare feat of playing against all four home nations in the black-and-white shirt.

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Hooker: Ronnie Dawson – Ireland

A born leader, the Dublin-born hooker captained the Lions on their tour of Australasia in 1959 and also skippered his country 11 times. So it’s no surprise to find he wore the arm-band on seven occasions during his 22 appearances for the Barbarians, included the historic win over South Africa in 1961. He also served on the committee for more than 20 years.


Prop: Carl Hayman – New Zealand 

Widely regarded as one of the world’s best tight-heads, Carl Hayman became the 1000th All Black when he made his debut as a replacement against Samoa in 2001. At 6’4” Hayman is not a classical prop, but his immense power in the loose and scrummaging prowess soon saw him rise to the top of the world game.


Lock: Bill Beaumont – England

Bill Beaumont captained both the England Grand Slam side of 1980 and the Lions in South Africa the same year. In an equally distinguished career for the Barbarians he led the Club in five of his 15 appearances between 1975 and 1981.

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Lock: RH Williams – Wales

Williams was born in Cwmllynfell on 14 July 1930. He later became an education officer in the RAF, worked for the Steel Company of Wales, and finished his professional career in educational administration. One of the most distinguished Barbarians, ‘RH’ Williams played 22 games for the Club between 1954 and 1959, a record for a Welshman

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