Barbarians Add Four More Players To Their Squad Including Legendary Forward
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The Dark Destroyer.
Toulouse skipper and former France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been added to the Barbarians squad for their series this summer against England at Twickenham on Sunday, May 28 then Ulster in Belfast four days later.
The 35-year-old flanker, who is set to retire at the end of the season, captained France a record 56 times, and won three Top 14 titles and a European crown in a storied career with Toulouse. He was named World Player of the Year in 2011 after leading his country to a World Cup final defeat to New Zealand.
The back-row forward will be accompanied by Toulouse teammates fullback Maxime Médard and Argentina lock Patricio Albacete, while New Zealand lock Jeremy Thrush will join the squad from Gloucester.
Earlier this month the Barbarians confirmed the recruitment of Adam Ashley-Cooper, Will Genia (both Australia), Facundo Isa (Argentina) and Census Johnston (Samoa), who bring a wealth of international experience with them, as well as All Black World Cup winner Corey Flynn (New Zealand) and Connacht centre Bundee Aki.