The Barbarians have added Gloucester winger Iain Balshaw to their squad for their game against England at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, May 30. Kick off 4.15pm.
Balsh will be joined in the squad by Cardiff Blues duo Ben Blair and Paul Tito and will make his last professional appearance in England on May 30 for the Barbarians before joining his new club Biarritz in France.
Tito, Blair and Balshaw will be joined in the Barbarians by other legends of the game including Martin Corry (Leicester Tigers and England), Josh lewsey (London Wasps and England) and Serge Betsen (London Wasps and France).
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Speaking straight after the game, skipper Billy Twelvetrees told GRTV that losing at home to Bath, in front of a tremendous home support, was desperately disappointing and that the whole team were hurting in the dressing room.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.