Dean Dewdney and Craig Morgan have been picked alongside Jamie Robinson and Craig Quinnell in the Barbarians team to play the East Midlands at Bedford on 15 March (7.00pm) in the annual Mobbs Memorial Match.
The Barbarians starting line-up includes six international players and eight new Club members, with Springbok legend Bob Skinstad leading the team.
In the pack are the Quinnell brothers, Gavin and Craig, whilst debutant Dean Dewdney plays at scrum half and follows in the footsteps of another Zimbabwe international, Adrian Garvey, in becoming a Baa-Baa.
Barbarians' honorary secretary Geoffrey Windsor-Lewis said, "This looks a well-balanced side with five nationalities represented. Last season the Mobbs Memorial Match returned to Bedford after an interval of several seasons. It was a great success and we are delighted to be playing there again - and we believe this team will do justice to the occasion".
This month's Mobbs Memorial Match will be the 79th in a series that began in 1921. The Barbarians won last year's match 48-17.
Team: *Craig Morgan (Cardiff Blues & Wales); *Marcel Garvey (Gloucester), Jamie Robinson (Cardiff Blues & Wales), Chris Malherbe (Wharfedale), Ken Bingham (Newbury); Richard McCarter (City of Derry), *Dean Dewdney (Cardiff RFC & Zimbabwe); *Peter Bucknall (Coventry), *Andy Dalgleish (Oxford University), Chris Anthony (Newport Gwent Dragons & Wales), Craig Quinnell (Cardiff Blues & Wales), *Craig Gillies (Worcester Warriors), Bob Skinstad, captain (Richmond & South Africa), *Gavin Quinnell (Llanelli RFC), *John Mallett (Richmond)
Replacements: Steve Pope (Blackheath), Chris Ritchie (London Welsh), Chris Hart (Newbury), Alex Page (Bedford Blues), Jon Ufton (Cambridge University), Dafydd Lewis (Cambridge City)
(* - denotes new Barbarian)
In a busy week for the Barbarians, the Mobbs Memorial Match will be followed 48 hours later with another annual tradition, the match against Leicester Tigers on Friday 17 March (7.45pm). The team for this match, including All Black scrum-half Justin Marshall, will be announced on www.barbarianfc.co.uk.
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