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
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.