Kenatale joins Barbarians for Wallabies Test
17 November, 2011
|Nemia Kenatale to play for the Barbarians. |
Flying Fijians scrumhalf Nemia Kentale flies out this Monday to join the illustrious Barbarians team who play Australia at Twickenham on Saturday, 26 November. Kenatale was the first choice scrumhalf for Fiji during the 2011 Rugby World Cup campaign and is known for his speed and high work rate and, pound for pound, is also one of the strongest local players in the game.
The Tailevu player will team up alongside other Rugby World Cup stars in Sonny Bill Williams (NZ), Bryan Habana (South Africa), Victor Matfield (South Africa), Jerome Kaino (NZ) and a host of other international stars.
Kenatale is the lone Pacific Islander in the team and will get an insight into the World Cup winning All Blacks coaching philosophy with the Barbarians being coached by All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant, Steve Hansen.
The Barbarians squad:
Bryan Habana (South Africa), Isaia Toeava (New Zealand), Robbie Fruean (Crusaders), Stirling Mortlock (Australia), Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand), Stephen Jones (Wales), Danny Cipriani (England), Peter Stringer (Ireland), Nemia Kenatale (Fiji), Keven Mealamu (New Zealand), Adriaan Strauss (South Africa), Salvatore Perugini (Italy), Sylvain Marconnet (France), Eusebio Guinazu (Argentina), Victor Matfield (South Africa), Simon Shaw (England), Marco Bortolami (Italy), Jason White (Scotland), Jerome Kaino (New Zealand), Adam Thomson (New Zealand), Mauro Bergamasco (Italy).