Olly Robinson named in Barbarians squad for Samoa clash

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Cardiff flanker Olly Robinson has been invited to play for the Barbarians as the historic club host a Manu Samoa side at Twickenham Stadium this Saturday.

The 30-year-old will join the likes of Australians Pete Samu and Rob Leota, as well as Scottish international Ryan Wilson and the great Springbok Duane Vermeulen in the back row contingent for the clash against northern hemisphere based Samoans-only due to coronavirus travel restrictions in the Pacific Island nation.

Robinson, who has yet to feature in a competitive game for the Blue and Blacks this season, has not travelled as part of the squad that will play in South Africa over the next two weeks and has subsequently been allowed to play for the Barbarians, following in the footsteps of father Andy who played 11 times for the club, and has also led them as coach.

The game is part of a double header at Twickenham with the women’s team joining the men’s team in action as they face South Africa. Wales winger Beth Dainton has been invited to play in that game, while there is Welsh representation in both coaching teams in the form of Rachel Taylor and Jonathan Humphreys.

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