Mears and Fearns included in England squad to face Barbarians

15 May 2012

Bath Rugby's Lee Mears and Carl Fearns have been selected in the 27 man England squad who will face the Barbarians for the Killik Cup at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday 27th May, kick-off 2.30pm.

Gloucester Rugby's Freddie Burns, Jamie Gibson of London Irish, Haydn Thomas of Exeter Chiefs and Saracens' Richard Wigglesworth are added to the squad for this game, with the players from Aviva Premiership finalists Leicester and Harlequins unavailable.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: "This match has become an established fixture in the season and is hugely important for us ahead of the tour. We are holding a short conditioning camp this week for those players whose season finished on the 5th May and already there is a real buzz about this Barbarians match and what lies ahead after that.

"We are looking forward to going back to Twickenham and if the fantastic support that we got against Wales and Ireland is repeated it will be a great occasion."

England squad to face Barbarians

Forwards (14)

Mouritz  Botha  (Saracens)

Alex Corbisiero (London Irish)

Paul Doran Jones (Northampton Saints)

Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints)

Carl Fearns (Bath Rugby)

Jamie Gibson (London Irish)

Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)

Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs)

Joe Launchbury (London

Lee Mears (Bath Rugby)

Ben Morgan (Scarlets)

Matt Mullan (Worcester Warriors)

Tom Palmer (Stade Francais)

Matt Stevens (Saracens)

Backs (13)

Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints)

Brad Barritt (Saracens)

Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby)

Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)

Owen Farrell (Saracens)

Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)

Alex Goode (Saracens)

Charlie  Hodgson (Saracens)

Jonathan Joseph (London Irish)

David Strettle (Saracens)

Haydn Thomas (Exeter Chiefs)

Christian Wade (London Wasps)

Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)

Tickets for the Killik Cup – England v Barbarians on 27th May 2012 are now available, with tickets from £25 for adults and £10 for children.  With discounts for groups of 10 or more, visit to buy now. Booking fees apply and tickets are subject to availability.

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