June 14, 2022
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Botia included in Barbarians squad

Flying Fijians skipper Levani Botia has been named in the Barbarians lineup to face England next week.

Botia slots in at number seven and will be joined by fellow Fijian and Virimi Vakatawa at outside centre.

Former England lock George Kruis joins at four with former Wallabies Will Skelton to pair.

France and Barbarians coach Fabien Galthie said they are raring to go against the English.

“It is an honour to be called upon to select and coach the Barbarians, an institution with strong values rooted in the history of our sport,” Galthie told planerugby.

“We have already planned to study together some historic moments, such as Gareth Edwards’ try in 1973 against the All Blacks.

“This Baa-Baas mindset remains fertile ground for expression of talent, we will be keen to success in our mission and give all the fans a great moment of rugby.”

“We will share with the selected players this precious heritage: an attacking, adventurous, ambitious way to play that is the mark of the Baa-Baas.”

England will host the Barbarians on Monday June 20 at Twickenham Stadium in London at 2am.

By Noa Biudole

 


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