Carlow man Ed Byrne has been named in the Barbarians squad for Saturday’s game with Spain.
The Leinster prop is one of three Irish men to be included as an entirely new set of players from the selection that defeated England last week get set to wear the famous jersey.
Adam Byrne and Devin Toner are the only other Irish players involved, with the game being Toner’s last in an illustrious career.
Former Cardiff coach Jon Mulvihill will take charge of the team after Fabien Galthie led the side to their 52-21 defeat of Eddie Jones’ men.
A Barbarians statement read: “Following a huge victory over England on Sunday at Twickenham, the Barbarians have announced a new squad to face Spain. The squad will assemble in Asturias ahead of the match on Saturday, June 25, at Estadio El Molinon in Gijon, kick-off 21:00 local time.
“Taking the reigns from Fabien Galthie, Australian John Mulvihill will resume his Barbarians coaching position having previously coached the famous Black and White against Australia in 2017. This week’s Barbarians squad features a highly international team, comprising eight nationalities with a blend of youth and experience from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Tonga.”