Sergio celebrates with his Italian side after beating France in the Six Nations

Italy’s Sergio Parisse will captain the Barbarians against England at Twickenham on Sunday. He leads a multi-national side that features Australia’s George Smith and Springbok Joe van Niekerk alongside him in the back row and a French midfield of Frederic Michalak at fly-half and Matthieu Bastareaud and Benoit Baby in the centres.


Nicolas Jeanjean (Brive)

Paul Sackey (Toulon)

Benoit Baby (Clermont Auvergne)

Mathieu Bastareaud (Stade Francais)

Tim Visser (Edinburgh Rugby)

Frederic Michalak (Toulouse)

Ruan Pienaar (Ulster)

Salvatore Perugini (Aironi)

Leonardo Ghiraldini (Benetton Treviso)

Davit Kubriashvili (Toulon)

Erik Lund (Biarritz)

Paul Tito (Cardiff Blues)

Joe van Niekerk (Toulon)

George Smith (Toulon)

Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais)


Sebastien Bruno (Toulon)

Carl Hayman (Toulon)

Quintin Geldenhuys (Aironi), ,

Martyn Williams (Cardiff Blues)

Sebastien Tillous-Borde (Castres Olympique),

Willie Mason (Toulon)

Seru Rabini (La Rochelle), ,