23 May 2009

Corry to captain Barbarians

7:24 am on 23 May 2009

The former England rugby captain Martin Corry will skipper the Barbarians on their two-match tour which starts next weekend.

The Leicester captain will lead the Barbarians against England at Twickenham next Sunday and against Australian in Sydney on June 6.

The number eight was capped 64 times by England and led the national side 17 times.

He first played for the Barbarians on their South American summer tour in 1998.

The side includes former All Blacks Ben Blair, Doug Howlett , Luke McAlister, Justin Marshall, Greg Somerville, Clarke Dermody, Chris Jack and Jerry Collins, as well as uncapped New Zealanders Paul Tito and former league star Sonny Bill Williams.