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Provincial Barbarians Squad Announced

Dwayne Sweeney

The squad for the Provincial Barbarians team to face the Lions in the opening match of the 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour has been announced.

The squad announced is as follows:

Aidan Ross (Bay of Plenty)
Tolu Fahamokioa (Wellington)
Sam Anderson-Heather (Otago)
Andrew Makalio (Tasman)
Marcel Renata (Auckland)
Oliver Jager (Canterbury)
Keepa Mewett (Bay of Plenty)
Joshua Goodhue (Northland)
James Tucker (Waikato)
Mitchell Dunshea (Canterbury)
Lachlan Boshier (Taranaki)
Matthew Matich (Northland)
Peter Rowe (Wanganui)

Jack Stratton (Canterbury)
Richard Judd (Bay of Plenty)
Bryn Gatland (North Harbour)
Dwayne Sweeney (Waikato)
Kaveinga Finau (Inga) (Canterbury)
Jonah Lowe (Hawke’s Bay)
Sevuloni Reece (Waikato)
Sam Vaka (Counties Manukau)
Luteru Laulala (Counties Manukau)
Junior Ngaluafe (Southland)

A number of the players selected in the initial squad have been required by their Super Rugby franchises and are now unavailable for selection, but it represents a great opportunity for these provincial players to step and show the world what they can do.

The first match of the British & Irish Lions tour is on Saturday 3rd June at 8.30am UK time at Toll Stadium in Whangarei.

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