- All Blacks lock to lead invitational side
- Monye, Ward and Manoa all start
New Zealand’s Brad Thorn will lead the Barbarians against England on Sunday in the second match of their spring tour.
Head Coach Robbie Deans makes 11 changes to the invitation team that beat Ireland 22-21 at Thomond Park on Thursday night.
Veteran lock Thorn, 40, was a Rugby World Cup winner in 2011 and forms a new second row partnership with Samu Manoa in a starting line-up that totals 388 international caps from seven different nations.
England’s Ugo Monye (Harlequins) makes his final appearance in the professional game against his former international teammates.
The Barbarians, celebrating their 125th anniversary this season, can also call on the leading try scorers in the French Top 14 and the Aviva Premiership in the shape of Toulon wing David Smith and Exeter Chiefs No 8 Thomas Waldrom.
Australia flanker George Smith, who joins Wasps next season, will bring his vast 111-cap experience to the back row battle as well.
“It’s a privilege to lead the Barbarians against England at Twickenham,” said Thorn.
“Playing for the club is an honour and the boys did the shirt proud with the commitment and skill they showed to beat a good Ireland team earlier in the week.
“We know England have some exciting talent in their side with plenty to play for in the build-up to the World Cup but we have high standards and want to give them a real test.”
15 Gio Aplon (Grenoble and South Africa)
14 David Smith (Toulon)
13 Joe Rokocoko (Bayonne and New Zealand)
12 Wynand Olivier (Montpellier and South Africa)
11 Ugo Monye (Harlequins and England)
10 Tusi Pisi (Suntory Sungoliath and Samoa)
9 Tomas Cubelli (Belgrano Ath and Argentina)
1 Saimone Taumoepeau (Castres and New Zealand)
2 David Ward (Harlequins)
3 Matias Diaz (Pampas and Argentina)
4 Samu Manoa (Northampton Saints and USA)
5 Brad Thorn (Leicester Tigers and New Zealand, captain)
6 George Whitelock (Panasonic Wild Knights and New Zealand)
7 George Smith (Lyon and Australia)
8 Thomas Waldrom (Exeter Chiefs and England)
16 Deon Fourie (Lyon)
17 Roberto Tejerizo (Tucuman and Argentina)
18 Adam Jones (Cardiff Blues and Wales)
19 Nathan Hines (Sale Sharks and Scotland)
20 Pablo Matera (Pampas and Argentina)
21 Ruan Pienaar (Ulster and South Africa)
22 Stephen Brett (Lyon)
23 Yoshi Fujita (Panasonic Wild Knights and Japan)