Rennie stacks Barbarians with Wallabies stars

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Wallabies manager Dave Rennie has utilized his stint with the Barbarians arsenic a accidental to experimentation with immoderate of Australia's starring players.

Rennie is successful complaint of the legendary 'Baa-Baas' invitational, planetary team, who volition instrumentality connected Samoa astatine Twickenham this play (Sunday 1.20am AEDT).

And helium has stacked the squad afloat of Wallabies including the full backline isolated from Japan five-eighth Ryoto Nakamura.

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Dave Rennie poses for a representation during the Barbarians photograph call. (Getty Images for Barbarians)

James O'Connor volition commencement astatine fullback with Rob Leota astatine openside flanker and Pete Samu connected the blindside.

"We've got a large radical of players present and I'm looking guardant to getting stuck into the week, learning astir them each and getting input from everyone arsenic to however we privation to play adjacent Saturday," Rennie said.

"Every 1 of these guys are honoured to go Barbarians and there's already a existent consciousness of excitement and anticipation. We person brought a divers scope of countries and cultures unneurotic and it's going to marque for an exceptional week."

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Meanwhile, the Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Stephen Larkham volition regenerate Dan McKellar arsenic the Brumbies manager successful 2023.

The Wallabies fable has announced helium is leaving Munster to instrumentality to Australia and the SMH reported Larkham was the Brumbies' preferred candidate.

McKellar, besides the Wallabies' forwards coach, volition depart the Brumbies astatine the extremity of the 2022 campaign.

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Stephen Larkham. (AAP)

"I lone precocious spoke astir my tendency to stay with Munster and proceed moving with my chap coaches and playing group," Larkham said.

"That hopefully gives immoderate denotation arsenic to however hard a determination this has been for me. The staff, players, fans, and facilities are satellite people present and I americium grateful to person had this opportunity.

"My household made a fig of sacrifices successful joining maine connected this determination to Ireland and my girls' accommodation implicit here, peculiarly with COVID, has been difficult. I person to enactment them archetypal now, and with a coaching accidental person to location this is the close happening for my household astatine this time.

"For now, my absorption is precise overmuch with Munster Rugby and with a agelong play up I volition savour each infinitesimal of moving wrong this large situation arsenic we proceed to physique successful the close direction."

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