Sport Alan Jones names partial Barbarians squad

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

Cooper to lead Baa-Baas against Wallabies

  Cooper to lead Baa-Baas against Wallabies Out-of-favour Australian playmaker Quade Cooper has been named captain of the Barbarians team that will play the Wallabies later this month.A Wallabies regular until The Rugby Championship this year, the five-eighth will skipper the invitational team at Sydney's Allianz Stadium on October 28.

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.

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Karmichael Hunt is hopeful the Wallabies will be better prepared this time around to prevent a rampaging All Blacks team coming over the top of them like they did in Dunedin during their last outing.  A 76th-minute try to Kurtley Beale at Forsyth Barr Stadium put the Wallabies in the box seat to knock off the All Blacks for the first time in 16 years on New Zealand soil.However, a try two minutes later from Beauden Barrett sealed a 35-29 victory for the All Blacks in a match that will serve as a painful memory for the Australians.

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