Sport Alan Jones names partial Barbarians squad

07:17  13 october  2017
07:17  13 october  2017 Source:   MSN

Cooper in the mix for spring tour: Cheika

  Cooper in the mix for spring tour: Cheika Quade Cooper was overlooked throughout the Rugby Championship but remains in the mix for a Wallabies call-up, especially if he impresses for the Barbarians. Cheika declared Cooper was "definitely" in the mix for the spring tour."He probably could have been playing for us very easily here (in the Barbarians fixture)," he said."But I spoke to Alan about it and what he could bring to the game from the other side."Cooper will play a more expansive role under Jones than Cheika, but that won't hurt his bid for a call-up."It's all about the basics of the game," Cheika said.

The fake war has started between coaches Michael Cheika and Alan Jones ahead of the Wallabies’ match against the Barbarians in Sydney. Jones named an incomplete squad at Friday’s squad announcement for the October 28 clash

Alan Jones has named seven Wallaby representatives and former NSW Waratah Jacques Potgieter in his Barbarians side to take on Michael Cheika's Australian team on October 28 in Sydney. Jones , who led Australia to Grand Slam glory in 1984, named a 24-man squad on Friday at a press

Michael Cheika talks to Alan Jones. © Matt King/Getty Images Michael Cheika talks to Alan Jones. The fake war has started between coaches Michael Cheika and Alan Jones ahead of the Wallabies' match against the Barbarians in Sydney.

Jones named an incomplete squad at Friday's squad announcement for the October 28 clash, explaining he is waiting on a few internationals while dealing with the fact Cheika snatched a few of his players at late notice.

Jones' 24-man squad includes eight players from axed Super Rugby franchise Western Force, including captain and former Wallaby Matt Hodgson.

Barbarians: Anaru Rangi, Andrew Ready, Augustine Pulu, Chance Peni, Eto Nabuli, George Moala, Isi Naisarani, Jacques Potgieter, Kane Koteka, Luke Jones, Matt Hodgson, Matt Phillip, Michael Ruru, Pek Cowan, Quade Cooper, Richard Arnold, Sam Carter, Sam Greene, Sam Ward, Taniela Tupou, Taqele Naiyaravaro, Theo Strang, Tim Nanai-Williams, Tom Banks.

Alan Jones speaks to the media as Taqele Naiyaravoro looks on. © Matt King/Getty Images Alan Jones speaks to the media as Taqele Naiyaravoro looks on.

Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Joey Leilua and Junior Paulo to play for Samoa .
Canberra Raiders back-rower Josh Papalii will have the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to his late grandfather after being picked to play for Samoa at the World Cup. Papalii will join Raiders teammates Joey Leilua and Junior Paulo in the Samoan squad after coach Matt Parish unveiled the trio on Friday morning.It's a fitting way for Papalii to honour his family heritage just weeks after his grandfather died.Papalii was left out of Australia's World Cup squad earlier this week, but international rugby league's eligibility rules allow him to play for a tier-two nation because of his family history.

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