The additional players who have agreed to represent the Barbarians on the Prudential Tour are the Newcastle Falcons and Scottish technical coach Pat Lam (41 caps), New Zealander Taine Randell (46 caps) - (subject to developments in the Super 12's), South Africa's most capped forward Mark Andrews (77 caps), Todd Blackadder (12 caps), Mauro Ledesmo (30 caps), Carlos Spencer (14 caps) Roger Randle, Kupo Vanisi and recently signed for next season, London Irish winger Pieter Rossouw (42 caps) and Ulster's prop Robbie Kempson (31 caps).
Further high profile Barbarian player names will be announced in the run up to the matches.
The Barbarian squad for the Prudential Tour now totals 843 international caps and will comprise of the following players:
Jonah Lomu Wellington Hurricanes & New Zealand
Abdelatif Benazzi Saracens & France
Christian Cullen Wellington Hurricanes & New Zealand
Jason Leonard Harlequins & England
Thomas Castaignede Saracens & France
Braam van Straaten Leeds Tykes & South Africa
Rassie Erasmus Free State Cats & South Africa
Agustin Pichot Bristol Shoguns & Argentina
Adrian Garvey Newport & South Africa
Thinus Delport Natal Sharks & South Africa
SimonTaylor Edinburgh Rugby & Scotland
Trevor Leota London Wasps & Western Samoa
Christian Califano Auckland Blues & France
Carlos Spencer Auckland Blues & New Zealand
Taine Randell Otago Highlanders & New Zealand
Pat Lam Newcastle Falcons & Samoa
Kieran Roche Saracens
Mauro Ledesmo Narbonne & Argentina
Robbie Kempson Western Province & South Africa
Pieter Rossouw Western Stormers & South Africa
Todd Blackadder Edinburgh Rugby & New Zealand
Mark Andrews Natal Sharks & South Africa
Roger Randle Waikato Chiefs
Kupo Vanisi Wellington Hurricanes
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.