17 June 2022
London Irish is proud to confirm that Will Goodrick-Clarke has been included in the England squad to face Barbarians.
Goodrick-Clarke could sport the Rose for the first time and take to the Twickenham Stadium pitch at 3pm this Sunday (19th June) in the uncapped meeting against Fabien Galthié’s select squad.
The 26-year-old prop forward recently put pen-to-paper on a new deal at Hazelwood and made the joint-most appearances for the Club throughout the 2021/22 season (29).
Charles Ollivon of RC Toulonnais will lead out the Barbarians team scattered in talent from the Top 14, with ex-Saracens second-row forward George Kruis.
The fixture is the first of England’s summer matches in preparation for a tour of Australia, which begins at the Optus Stadium, Perth on 2nd July, kicking off at 10.55am BST.
The series resumes the following week on 9th July in Brisbane at the Suncorp Stadium and concludes at Sydney Cricket Ground on the 16th July, both kicking-off at 10.55am BST.
Eddie Jones’ squad for their tour against the Wallabies will be confirmed next week.
Congratulations to Will!
Full England squad to face Barbarians:
15 Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints)
14 Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby)
13 Joe Marchant (Harlequins)
12 Mark Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby)
11 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)
10 Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
9 Harry Randall (Bristol Bears)
1 Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks)
2 Jack Walker (Harlequins)
3 Will Collier (Harlequins)
4 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
5 Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs)
6 Tom Curry (C) (Sale Sharks)
7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)
8 Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins)
16 Jack Singleton (Gloucester Rugby)
17 Will Goodrick-Clarke (London Irish)
18 Patrick Schickerling (Exeter Chiefs)
19 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
20 Jack Willis (Wasps)
21 Danny Care (Harlequins)
22 Orlando Bailey (Bath Rugby)
23 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)