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Pucciariello For The Ba Bas

25th November 2007 By Munster Rugby

Pucciariello For The Ba Bas

Munster’s prop Federico Pucciariello produced a storming try scoring performance on Saturday night ahead of his trip to England to join up with the Barbarians squad.

The popular Argentine scored his side’s fifth try but has been released from Munster duties next weekend in order to play for the Barbarians in their game against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.

“It is a great honour to be asked to play for the Barbarians,” he said, “particularly in a game such as this, against the World champions in Twickenham. Of course I hate to miss the game with Leinster. That is always the game you want to play in. But this occasion at Twickenham is special and I am very thankful to Munster for releasing me to play.”

Barbarian Squad:

Backs: Jason Robinson (Sale Sharks and England), Joe Rokocoko (Blues and New Zealand), Isoa Neivua (Warriors and Fiji), Ben Cohen (England ), Conrad Smith (Hurricanes and New Zealand), Tom Shanklin (Cardiff Blues & Wales), Ma’a Nonu (Hurricanes and New Zealand), Matt Giteau (Western Force and Australia), Peter Grant (Stormers), Justin Marshall (Ospreys and New Zealand).

Forwards: Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks and England ), Federico Pucciarello (Munster and Italy), Salesi Ma’afu (Brumbies), Mark Regan (Bristol & England ), Schalk Brits (Stormers), Brent Cockbain (Ospreys & Wales), Justin Harrison (Ulster and Australia), Luke Charteris (Newport Gwent Dragons and Wales), Troy Flavell (Blues and New Zealand), Jerry Collins (Hurricanes and New Zealand), Martyn Williams (Cardiff Blues and Wales), Rocky Elsom (Waratahs and Australia).

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