Fergus McFadden has been named in the Barbarians squad for Sunday’s Quilter Cup game against England at Twickenham (kick-off 2pm). It will be shown live on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Mix.
McFadden retired at the end of the 2019/20 season but has taken the opportunity for one last run-out with the world-famous invitational side this weekend.
His last appearance in Leinster blue came in a Guinness PRO14 win over Glasgow Warriors in February before injury ruled him out of contention for the rescheduled end-of-season fixtures in August and September.
The 34-year-old’s final act as a Leinster player was to lift the PRO14 trophy at the Aviva Stadium, along with Rob Kearney, after victory over Ulster in last month’s final.
Vern Cotter will coach the Barbarians, with McFadden and Kearney’s former Leinster team-mate, Nathan Hines, also part of the coaching staff for Sunday’s clash with Eddie Jones’ men.
BARBARIANS Squad – Backs (10): Tom de Glanville, Simone Kuruvoli, Alex Lewington, Sean Maitland, Fergus McFadden, Dom Morris, Juan Pablo Socino, Serupepli Vularika, Manu Vunipola, Richard Wigglesworth.
Forwards (13): Calum Clark, Christopher Eves, Haereiti Hetet, Tevita Ikanivere, Simon Kerrod, Joel Kpoku, Rusiate Nasove, Manu Ratuniyarawa, Chris Robshaw, Tim Swinson, Samulea Tawake, Tom Woolstencroft, Jackson Wray.