Micky Steele-Bodger, President of the Barbarians, commented, "Jason was a great Barbarian tourist when he played in the unbeaten end of season tour in 2000 against Ireland, Scotland and the Premiership Champions - Leicester at Twickenham. His wealth of international experience for the British Lions and England will undoubtedly be utilised to its best potential on the Barbarians tour."
He further added, "When possible, the Barbarians would include an uncapped player against international opposition. In this year's squad we have picked the versatile Saracens second row, cum back row player, Kieran Roche."
The 22 year old, first made his club debut for Saracens against Leicester in 1998-1999, where he came on as a substitute to mark the formidable England, 1997 and 2001 Lions captain Martin Johnson. Kieran stands at 6ft 7" and was formerly a basketball player and his strength, power and handling skills have enabled him to play in all three back row positions this year. He has also represented England at many levels including England U19, England Students, England 7's and England U21.
The WRU's Women and Girls legacy events - #TRY OUR GAME have proved popular this week with current players and newcomers to the game learning new skills and picking up tips from national squad players.
We caught up with Shona and Ellie from the Wales women team ahead of the start of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris next month at a recent women's training session to encourage and promote more women and girls to try their hand at rugby. #tryourgame
The Women's Rugby World Cup warm-up clash between Wales and USA proved bittersweet for centre Elen Evans. Despite being one of the star performers on the day on her 50th Test appearance, USA edged home 10-7 at Cross Keys.
Wales completed their Junior World Championship campaign with a victory over Samoa. Team manager Mark Taylor and No 8 James Benjamin reflect on a tournament which saw Wales win three games and lose two.
Wales U20 players Angus O'Brien, Nicky Thomas and coach Richard Hodges are determined to finish their Junior World Championship with a flourish when they tackle the big hitting Samoans tomorrow in Auckland.