Bundee Aki has been named as captain of the Barbarians team to take on an England XV at Twickenham on Sunday 27th May.

The centre will lead the side out in a non-cap international fixture with the Quilter Cup on the line.The news caps off a brilliant week for Bundee, who on Wednesday was named the Rugby Players Ireland Supporters Player of the Year at the annual awards ceremony in Dublin.

The game also marks a return to the same ground where Bundee and Kieran Marmion played pivotal roles in Ireland’s Grand Slam sealing victory over England on St. Patrick’s Day.

Lock Ultan Dillane and winger Niyi Adeolokun have also been named in the squad to face Eddie Jones’ side.

The Barbarians have faced England 16 times and are searching for a first win since the 39-29 victory in 2014.

Last year’s contest saw England finish 28-14 winners with tries from Danny Care, Nick Isiekwe and Nathan Earle with Adam Ashley-Cooper and Joe Tekori replying.

Kick off at Twickenham on Sunday week is at 3pm.


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